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In the Book of Genesis what are the meanings of the Hebrew names of Cain and Abel?

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The names given to newborn babies in the Old Testament usually have a translation or meaning.  What I'd like to know is this:  Cain and Able appear in the Book of Genesis.  What are meanings of translations of their Hebrew names?
asked Jan 14, 2014 in Judaism by anonymous
   

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The name Abel means Herdsman and Cain means Metalsmith.
answered Mar 31, 2014 by smartypants Inquisitive Expert (81,320 points)

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