The Mark of Cain , sometimes referred to as the Mark of the Wanderer , is a protection mark meant to protect the bearer from anyone with the intent to harm him.
Mark of Cain
The Mark is among the ancient, angelic runes that is not in the Gray Book and thus should not be used by Shadowhunters. Anyone who attempts to hurt anyone with the Mark on them will be punished sevenfold. When the bearer of the Mark is attacked, the Mark burns white and the assailant is attacked by a being that falls from the sky with the same intent that was to be used against the bearer.
Despite being a protection spell, it is also seen as a curse to the bearer.
Mark of Cain
Biblically, there are several variations of the curse associated with Cain and the Mark. However, the one primarily similar to Simon's is the burden of living eternally, as it prevents his or her death, and wandering the world long after his loved ones have passed. At one point, Clary speculated that the Mark of Cain acts directly on others, like an external force that turns the wearer into a Wanderer by cutting him away from his family. According to Magnus and the Shadowhunter's Codex , the Mark of Cain is considered the first Mark, being the first Mark a human received from heaven for protection.
In , in preparation for the Mortal War , the vampire Simon Lewis had Clary Fray , using her gift with runes , draw the Mark on him as protection against Raphael Santiago and his clan , who meant to kill Simon and whom Simon meant to trick into participating in the war.
Without time to think of consider other options, Clary agreed and placed the Mark on his forehead. The youngest age at which the first patriarchs Seth, Enosh, Cainan, and all those to Noah gave birth to their first son was sixty-five. If we, conservatively, assume Adam had his first son at 65 years old, then that would give Adam and Eve 50 years or more to procreate until Abel's murder.
A footnote in the writings of the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus states a very old tradition that said Adam had a total of thirty-three sons and twenty-one daughters.
The number of Adam and Eve's children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, etc. Why does God give a warning, before the mark is given, that if Cain is killed seven lives will be lost?
What was the mark that God put on Cain (Genesis )?
It is because, in part, it would defeat God's judgment and the purpose why he was allowed the world's first murderer to live. God seems to have reserved revenge for his crime to himself, and therefore warned others through his mark that they should not take to implement revenge by their own authority.
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The opinions and speculations about what was the mark have varied greatly throughout the years. Different people and groups have argued that the special sign God gave was a horn either short or long , leprosy, Abel's guard dog, a special symbol or letter, or a letter used in God's name , a tattoo, dark skin some feel he was turned black , His own name and even the rite of circumcision.
Some even believe the Eternal turned him into a giant! The truth is the Bible simply does not clearly tell us what was the unique mark of Cain.
Any conjecture, therefore, regarding this issue is ultimately based on opinion and not Scripture. Bible students for years have wondered about the mark of Cain.
Curse and mark of Cain
What did God place on him or give him to warn others not to kill him? Do men have one less rib because of Eve? What will be the sign used by the Beast? Do giants exist in the Bible? Did God create a second Adam?
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