Genesis 4:17-4:26 – Lexical, Story, and Concept Level Comparisons

Lexical, Story, and Concept Level Comparisons

Comparison with the Cayin’s Murder

  • Lexical Level
    • Harag (to kill) → Usage of the word for killed.
    • Younger brother and younger man
    • Nahgam (to avenge) – Usage of vengeance in both forms of protection
    • Explicit reference to Cayin’s protection
  • Story Level – Speech of Protection.
    • God speaks the vengeance and protection over Cayin
    • Lamech is the one demanding protection over Himself
    • Lamech demands greater protection.
  • Story Level – Crying out
    • Both are crying out but Cayin is crying for help while Lamech is demanding his wives to listen.
  • Story Level – Murders
    • Cayin murder, no justification given by Cayin.
    • Lamech justifies his murder to his wives.
  • Story Level – Dialogue
    • Cayin – Dialogue with God
    • Lamech – Dialogue with his wives
  • Concept Level – Source of Protection.
    • God speaks the vengeance and protection over Cayin
    • Lamech is the one demanding protection over Himself

Comparison with Birth of Havva’s Sons

  • Lexical Level
    • Knew, Conceived, Bore
    • Speech by Havva after birth
  • Story Level – Ensuing speech from Havva regarding them as given by God
    • Cayin is acquired,
    • Seth is given, set by God.
  • Concept Level – Association of Sons to Action
    • Cayin and Havel associated with trades
    • Seth (and Enosh) associated with calling upon the Name of the LORD

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