Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Genesis 4:19-25

19 Lamech married two women, one named Adah and the other Zillah.

20 Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who live in tents and raise livestock.

21 His brother's name was Jubal; he was the father of all who play the harp and flute.

22 Zillah also had a son, Tubal-Cain, who forged all kinds of tools out of bronze and iron. Tubal-Cain's sister was Naamah.

23 Lamech said to his wives,
"Adah and Zillah, listen to me;
wives of Lamech, hear my words.
I have killed a man for wounding me,
a young man for injuring me.

24 If Cain is avenged seven times,
then Lamech seventy-seven times."

Here's a powerful statement from the web site of conservative, Bible-believing political activist Alan Keyes:

Are you willing to give way to far-left progressive judges? If you think that turning a blind eye on gay marriage issue is prudent, a word to the wise: Watch out. For besides gay marriage, the conversation may one day soon shift to polygamy, and who knows what else.

No comment on that.

If Jabal was the father of all those who live in tents and raise livestock; and Jubal was the father of all musicians, the situation was only temporary, because all those people are eventually wiped out in the flood and Noah is the only father of everybody. Just sayin'.

If Lamech ended up "avenged" 11 times as much as Cain, evidently his punishment was that he got to build 11 cities, not just one. He didn't get to have 11 wives, though, only 2. But maybe they were 5 and a half times as cute or something.