The Cain Seedline Theory presents the idea that Eve was seduced by a fallen angel, and was therefore the original “seed of the serpent.”
One summary I found of the Seed of Cain suggested that there were pre-adamic races as well (I do not believe that this theory holds out and that there are better explanations post Nephilim that explain racial differences) Here it is:
Note: “it shall come to pass” generally portrays a future tense – as in, Earth would have plenty of time to be populated by those who did not recognize “uncle” Cain, or who would seek to kill him (if they did not know of the curse on any who did). There are also apocryphal books that suggest the reason Cain killed his little brother before murder had happened was jealousy over a woman – their sister – Luluwa, to whom Adam and Eve had promised to Abel.
Even if Cain himself had fathered Nephilim children later through pre-adamite stock, also, this would not mean that he himself was the seed of the serpent in the garden – which we can reasonably assume was indeed an Angel.
Here’s an image summarizing the cain seedline theory involving a fallen angelic seduction of Eve described as fruit.
While this is a popular view, and has been for multiple generations – I believe there are issues to this theory.
Before we explore that, I also want to mention that the Book of Enoch was only recently rediscovered by Western Christianity with the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls at Qumran. This breakthrough gave us new insights into old insights and gave a great deal of additional context to the events of the Book of Genesis.
Now, one problem we immediately face: Cain was not a giant! Or at least never had the time to become a giant before being slain – but I think he did have a fairly long life. If he were a TITAN HALF ANGEL why no Gigantism?
Fallen angels + Human = Giant Nephilim Humanoids. Gods laws (including genetic laws) are eternal.
We see in Genesis 6 and in more Detail in the Books of Enoch, Jasher, Jubilees, Reuben and others that the inevitable result of Angels mixing with humans is Nephilim Giants. Monsters. They were noted at birth as having 6 fingers and toes, double rows of teeth, etc. Consider also, that they consumed all the production of mankind and then began to eat mankind – like the Liger cat of today (A Nephilim hybrid between lion and tiger) they grew large & powerful quickly. They consumed far more calories than is natural. In fact, they could rarely survive on their own, the caloric intake to keep their heart just beating would be more than they likely would be able to provide for themselves.
In short, their hunger consumed them and drove them into cannibalism as they grew into gigantic monsters.
Another issue, is that Genesis is quite clear on this as well – Adam knew his wife – The Cain Seedline theory seems to be dead on arrival.
Genesis 4-10 King James Bible says:
“And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.”
Given what we now know what the Book of Enoch about the Sons of God (Bene Ha Elohim) coming into the daughters of men – and the genetic abominations that resulted from this major sin – that the Seed of the Serpent was not via Cain, but later – during the days of Jared.
I believe a better and more accurate portrayal is described in this adjusted image below – based on Scriptures, including the Book of Enoch.
Seedline Theory – Nephilim Line of Ham
Many people believe in a second incursion theory – I do not, for many of the same reasons listed above. Also, the later giants were much smaller, not the result of a pure angel input, rather the result of much human dilution into the angelic genes.
The punishment was so severe for those fallen angels who were imprisoned that it’s unlikely another non fallen angel would make such a mistake again (according to the Book of Enoch) We could go more into this, but we have a better and simpler explanation that has better cohesion with scripture as well as history and the laws of genetics. Moses also tells us how they returned after the flood.
It’s simple. When The Book of Genesis says “all flesh” had become corrupted, it meant all. Noah was “pure” in his generations – genetics, as were his wife and three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Unfortunately, the rest of the world was corrupted at this point (hundreds of years after the initial descent of the fallen angels to Mt. Hermon and the original ‘infection.’) This forced Noah to pick Nephilim tainted wives for his Pureblood adamite (human) sons, just before the flood.
How else were they going to continue the species?!
It’s also important to note that many of those various tribes of “ites” like the Canaanites, Jebusites, Amalekites, etc that God later wanted the tribes of Israel to utterly destroy were these tribes of Giants and monsters that descended of Ham. A sinful child – Ham’s offspring through the Nephilim tainted wife are how the Nephilim survived the flood.
Woe to man, the Seed of the Serpent persisted!
Of course, Shem’s children had no giants in his lineage, which presents quite a conundrum to the Nephilim researchers – until you consider the modern genetic field of epigenetics! A relatively new and little understood field beyond geneticists themselves, but essentially epigenetics can prove that our behavior – such as sin – impacts our cellular expression! The same cell might be responsible for a violent or peaceful attitude, based purely on epigenetic expression. Shem, the ‘Good Son’ and his brother Japheth – which may have had some giants in his future lineage, were righteous men, yet Noah Cursed Ham’s offspring, Canaan – because of Ham’s sinful nature, Canaan was born with all the markers of Nephilim. Thus came the Canaanites, which has waged the Seed War against the people of God, from then and all the way until now.
While physical seduction is consistent with the Greek meaning as Michael G. (a member of our telegram chat at www.theSerapeum.com/chat) points out: “II cor. 11.3. The word beguiled in the Greek means total seduction. Mind body soul.” Ed, another member, says: “What is interesting the book of Jasher & Jubilees describe 2 different deaths of Cain – Jasher, killed by lamech, but different Lamech: Jubilee’s, city he built a building collapsed on head and killed him. Use stone to kill Abel, so die by stone. Jubilees makes more sense.”
Note from commenter:
“The translation below is from the Targum Jonathan, and the language adds texture and additional context to what went down.
וְאָדָם יְדַע יַת חַוָה אִיתְּתֵיהּ דַהֲוָה חֲמֵידַת לְמַלְאָכָא וְאַעֲדִיאַת וִילֵידַת יַת קַיִן וַאֲמָרַת קָנִיתִי לְגַבְרָא יַת מַלְאָכָא דַיְיָ
And Adam knew Hava his wife, who had desired the Angel; and she conceived, and bare Kain; and she said, I have acquired a man, the Angel of the Lord.
וְאוֹסִיפַת לְמֵילַד מִן בַּעֲלָהּ אָדָם יַת תְּיוּמָתֵיהּ וְיַת הֶבֶל וַהֲוָה הֶבֶל רָעֵי עָנָא וְקַיִן הֲוָה גְבַר פְּלַח בְאַרְעָא
And she added to bear from her husband Adam his twin, even Habel. And Habel was a shepherd of the flock, but Kain was a man working in the ear”
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