Cain’s Wife: Who Was She?
Is Cain’s Wife the most-talked-about wife in history? We don’t even know her name, yet she was discussed at the Scopes Trial, mentioned in the movies Inherit the Wind and Contact, and talked about in countries all over the world for hundreds of years.
Skeptics of the Bible have used Cain’s wife time and again to try to discredit the book of Genesis as a true historical record. Sadly, most Christians have not been given an adequate answer to this question. As a result, the world sees them as not being able to defend the authority of Scripture, and thus the Christian Faith.
Many have claimed that for Cain to find a wife, there must have been other “races” of people on the earth who were not descendants of Adam and Eve. For many people, this question is a stumbling block to accepting the creation account of Genesis and its record of only one man and woman at the beginning of history. Defenders of the Gospel must be able to show that all human beings are descendants of one man and one woman (Adam and Eve)-because only descendants of Adam and Eve can be saved. Thus, believers need to be able to account for Cain’s wife and show clearly she was a descendant of Adam and Eve.