This article wants to examine how commentators over the centuries have interpreted Genesis 4:17-24. It asks how far their views reflect the influence of the cultures to which they belonged. Particular attention is paid to early and medieval Jewish commentators. This is followed by a representative selection from the Christian exegetical traditions.
This article discusses Genesis 4:1-16 from a counselling perspective. It gets to the root of Cain's problem—his heart—and shows how sin progresses from there.