son of Adam and Eve who was murdered by Cain.
Abel brought an offering
from the flock
5th cent. scultpure
The second son of
Adam and Eve, Abel, was a shepherd, and his brother, Cain, a farmer. When they brought their offerings to the Lord,
Abel's offering was accepted but Cain's was not. In anger Cain killed
his brother. God asked Cain where Abel was, but Cain denied knowing his
whereabouts. Then God replied that Abel's blood was crying out from the
ground against Cain. God condemned the murder, put a mark on Cain so that
no one would kill him as he wandered the earth.
4:1-12 - Murdered by Cain.