Question by Happy Yourself:
“When Adam and Eve gave birth to Cain and Abel, there were only four people on earth at that time, i.e., Adam, Eve, Cain, Abel. However, according to the Bible, Cain killed Abel and was cursed by God, leaving only three people on earth i.e., Adam, Eve and Cain. But according to the Bible, Cain travelled to a town called Nod and married and gave birth to children with her. My question is, which other human did Cain marry? Please I need your answer”.
The biblical text alluded to in the question is Genesis 4:1-26 which deals with the descendants of Adam. The literary genre of the passage is genealogy. It traces the origins of the first human family. Biblical genealogies tend to be scanty in detail in the sense that they tend to focus almost exclusively on key figures needed to move the story forward.
In Genesis 1:27 we read that God created Adam and Eve: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them” (Gen 1:27). Next, in Genesis 4:1-2, we are told of the birth of Cain and then Abel – in quick succession, it would seem. According to Gen. 4:8, Cain killed his brother Abel.
On 3 March 1995 the Diocese of Konongo-Mampong was erected with territory taken from the Archdiocese of Kumasi and the Diocese of Sunyani. The installation of its first bishop, Most Rev. Joseph Osei-Bonsu, took place at Mampong on 11 June 1995. The Diocese has been in existence for over twenty years, and on 13 June 2015 we celebrated twenty years of the existence of the Diocese. As part of the activities marking the twentieth anniversary of the Diocese, a diocesan synod, the first of its kind in the Konongo-Mampong Diocese, was convoked under the theme: “The Catholic Diocese of Konongo-Mampong in Retrospect: Prospects, Challenges and the Way Forward”. The Synod took place at the Spiritan University College, Ejisu, from 24 May (Pentecost Sunday) till 3 June 2015.
Canon 460 describes the diocesan Synod as an “assembly” of selected priests and other members of Christ’s faithful of a particular Church which, for the good of the whole diocesan community, assists the diocesan Bishop. Indeed, the purpose of the diocesan Synod is to assist the Bishop in the exercise of the office proper to him, namely, that of governing the Christian community.