how do you know that Abel was not providing "fat" sheep as a Shepherd, meaning true worshippers for Yah
How would Cain know that when no offering was asked for?
Cain was plowing his own ground, maybe? Whereas Yah wants Shepherds?
OK, i'm back - Bruins lost due to negligence fed by pride.........hopefully they learn and make corrections = like us who by Grace, Believe.
PART 1 of my reply only dealing with Abel and his offering.
We cannot reach beyond
what is detailed
for us to see in Scripture = especially in a vacuum
of Genesis chapters 3-4.
We must understand that Genesis chapter 3 BEGINS the very FIRST interaction between God and man = Adam & Eve = ch2
The very next chapter, chapter 3, brings to the Readers our FIRST introduction to the Speaking Standing Serpent and SIN.
Included in Chapter 3 is the non-verbal Instruction
of God for blood
sacrifice = HE clothed their nakedness with skins of an animal.
This is God's Foundation
that the entire Scripture will
build upon all the way to Revelation.
This leads us to Cain and Abel.
FURTHERMORE = we must pay EXTRA Special Attention
to this account for it is confirmed that Abel is the very FIRST Prophet of God.
"Therefore the wisdom of God also said, ‘I will send them prophets
and apostles, and some
of them they will kill and persecute,’
that the blood of all the prophets
which was shed from the foundation of the world
may be required of this generation,
from the blood
of Abel to the blood of Zechariah who perished between the altar and the temple."