The brief story of Cain and Abel follows the expulsion of Adam and Eve into an unknown and inhospitable world. It is not a pretty story, though it starts off as a kind of new beginning for this first human couple. One can sense the high hopes for the future Adam and Eve must have had for their two sons. Yet once again, the story results in expulsion into an unknown and inhospitable world. This week's article explores what we know about Adam and Eve's oldest son, Cain.