- Jun 10, 2014
Headhunters, huh? That's very interesting. My great grandfather from old Yugoslavia was rumored to be so mean that they nicknamed him "snake killer" b/c they said if he ever bit the most feared, deadly snake in the region, the snake would die.I almost posted something about Abel's murder and Cain's lie about it. Able's death was a homicide, but there was no king or legislature to make the law. So maybe it was not a murder.
In a world without law, revenge becomes the law. Genesis has other examples. I have no personal experience with revenge, but I do have an odd connection with it.
I'm adopted. Genetically, I am Asian, probably Filipino. Maybe Heinz 52, My Dad thinks that my birth parents were Ifugao headhunters, which is a tribe that sometimes adorns the cover of National Geographic. Rather by accident I found a book about them in a used book store. The book is pre-World War Two, so maybe things are different now, but they had a cowabunga, holy moly Red Rider violent society. They were so violent that even the Spanish had not been able to deal with them.
Genesis 4 mentions how Lamech killed someone for revenge. Later in Genesis the sons of Jacob killed all the men in a town for revenge.
On a slightly different subject, I remember being with my great grandmother at a Protestant Bible study. Somebody said that the word, sin, is sometimes translated demon.
I believe that the facts that the devil sinned in heaven ("sin is the transgression of the Law" - 1 John 3:4), that Cain did not plead ignorance but protested his sentence, that the Israelites refused to obey His laws by gathering manna in Exodus 16, that Abraham obeyed God's commandments, statutes, and laws all strongly indicate that their has always been a known law of God in place, just not yet codified until Sinai.