What was the Mark of Cain

Genealogy of Adam through Noah

Dear Pastor Andy, what was the mark that God put on Cain in Genesis 4:15?  Was it a tattoo?

My Reply:

Sorry, but nobody knows what the mark of Cain was. All I can tell you is that:

  1. It was noticeable enough for everybody to recognize it (for it was meant to protect Cain from anybody killing him for murdering Abel)
  2. Everybody back then knew what the mark of Cain meant (that anybody who kills Cain will suffer vengeance 7-times over), and
  3. That nobody has it today (for if you look at the chart above, you can see that everybody in fellowship with, or even a direct descendant of Cain, died in the flood).

—Pastor Andy G.

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