Title: The Bible panorama, or The Holy Scriptures in picture and story
Year: 1891 (1890s)
Authors: Foster, William A. [from old catalog]
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
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as their parents. Adam gave his wife a name; he called her Eve. And God made coats forthem out of the skins of animals. After they had been driven out of the garden of Eden, God gave Adam and Eve two sons; the elder one was named Cain, the younger one Abel. When they grew up to be men, Cain was a farmer or gardener; Abel was a shepherd and kept a flock of sheep. And they both had wicked hearts, like their parents, which often caused them to sin. But Abel repented of his sins, and believed the promise which God had made to send a Saviour. And one day he brought a lamb from his flock and offered it to God. The way he offered it was to kill it first, and then burn it on an altar. An altar was a pile of stones, or earth, with a flat top, heaped up as high as a table. He put some wood on this altar, all cut and ready to burn; then laid the lamb, after it was killed, on the wood; next he set fire to the wood, and that burned up the lamb, so there was nothing left on the altar but ashes. 16
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CAIX AXD ABEL BRIXG THEIR OFFERINGS TO GOD. 17 Genesis IV. 3. Cain Kills Abel. /^YOD was pleased that Abel should worship him by offering a lamb fromV_I his flock, because the lamb that he brought was like the Saviour thatGod had promised. It was gentle and patient, and innocent, like him; andwhen Abel killed it, and offered it on the altar, it seemed like that Saviour whowas coming, after many years, to die for his sins. The lamb meant the Saviour,or represented him, and therefore God was pleased with Abel and his offering. But Cain did not repent of his sins, nor believe Gods promise to send aSaviour; and when he brought his offering it was not a lamb, but some fruit,or grain, taken out of the field, or from the trees of his garden; and God wasnot pleased with Cain or his offering. When Cain saw this, he was angry, andshowed plainly, by his looks, that he was angry with God. Yet God spokekindly to him, and asked why he was angry. If Cain did right, God said, hewould be pleased with
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