In the Bible, it is a known fact that Jacob and Esau were twins, but did you know that Cain and Abel might also be twin brothers?
The normal Hebraic accounting of multiple births have the same concept:
the conception and then the birth of each child.
32 So Leah conceived and bore a son, and she called his name Reuben; for she said, “The Lord has surely looked on my affliction. Now, therefore, my husband will love me.”Genesis 29:32-33 (NKJV)
33 Then she conceived again and bore a son, and said, “Because the Lord has heard that I am unloved, He has therefore given me this son also.” And she called his name Simeon.
In the story of Leah, note that there are two conceptions and two births.
But notice how it is worded in Genesis 4:1-2.
1 Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, and said, “I have acquired a man from the Lord.” 2 Then she bore again, this time his brother Abel.Genesis 4:1-2 (NKJV)
It is noticeable that there is only one conception, but two births. The Hebrew word for “again” is asaph, meaning to add something. In this case, the birthing of Abel was added to the birthing of Cain. Cain and Abel were twins.
But who might know? The Bible didn’t say so as Esau and Jacob were written to be actual twins.
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