Part II of the episode discusses Cain and Abel in literary and historical perspective, then introduces some ancient traditions about Enoch
Part III examines the theology of this story, returns to the assigned reading with an analytical lens, and then tackles the tradition of black skin as the mark of Cain and its recent official renunciation.
One Time Donation:
Additional Reading: Moses 5:42-55; 6:10-23; and 7:14-16, 59-64
Other Reading: Genesis 4:1–16
Jody, Jenni, Timothy, and Jeff continue the discussion.
Lesson Part 2
0:00 Intro and Framing
1:13 Cain and Abel via Genesis Account
Discussion Part 2
31:41 Cain and Abel: Theological and Ethical Problems
36:00 Do we need Satan?
Discussion Part 3
38:25 Cain in the LDS tradition
49:30 Scientific Explanation of Race
53:04 Human Capacity for Evil
Thanks to James Estrada for his postproduction work, and to Steven Nelson for the beautiful bumper music, and to Trent Oliphant for updating the episode.