Genesis IV

A quick dip into the internets to find chapter IV of the book of Genesis, a text I’ll be using in HUM303 in the Spring. Keyword “genesis iv” and here’s the first hit:

GENESIS IV is a one-year contract awarded at $45M. CACI will provide the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) with mission support services at INSCOM sites and other national intelligence agency sites, and for other Army intelligence units worldwide. CACI’s role is to provide information technology solutions to help combatant commanders collect intelligence and deploy countermeasures against enemy communications and intelligence systems.

CACI, of course, is a so-called defense contractor– a private corporation that profits from the Forever War.

Here’s the passage I was looking for:

Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, and said, “I have acquired a man from the Lord.” Then she bore again, this time his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the Lord. Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord respected Abel and his offering, but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.

So the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.”

Now Cain talked with Abel his brother;[a] and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him.

Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?”

He said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?”

10 And He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground. 11 So now you are cursed from the earth, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. 12 When you till the ground, it shall no longer yield its strength to you. A fugitive and a vagabond you shall be on the earth.”

13 And Cain said to the Lord, “My punishment is greater than I can bear! 14 Surely You have driven me out this day from the face of the ground; I shall be hidden from Your face; I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond on the earth, and it will happen that anyone who finds me will kill me.”

15 And the Lord said to him, “Therefore,[b] whoever kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold.” And the Lord set a mark on Cain, lest anyone finding him should kill him.

2 thoughts on “Genesis IV

  1. beckasso

    That’s beyond frightening. And, I hope it is all right with you if I adapt your Student, Consumer, Grader post for my own purposes/deeply entrenched and not very self aware students.

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