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Awan
Other namesJumelia, Balbira
Spouse(s)Cain
Parent(s)Adam and Eve
RelativesAclima (sister)
Cain (sibling)
Azura (sister)
Abel (sibling)
Seth (sibling)

According to various Abrahamic traditions, Awan (also Avan or Aven, from Hebrew אָוֶן aven "vice", "iniquity", "potency") was the wife and sister of Cain and the daughter of Adam and Eve.[1] In the Book of Jubilees she is called Awan; however, in other Abrahamic texts she is called Jumelia.[2] Similarly, her sister Azura (עֲצֻרָה atzurah "restraint") was the wife of Cain's two brothers: Abel and after Abel's murder, Seth. In one Hebrew chronological work, she is called Balbira.[3][4]

Family tree[edit]

AdamEve
CainAbelSeth
EnochEnos
IradKenan
MehujaelMahalalel
MethushaelJared
AdahLamechZillahEnoch
JabalJubalTubal-CainNaamahMethuselah
Lamech
Noah
ShemHamJapheth

According to midrash in Bereshis Rabba (23:3)[5] Naamah is Noah’s wife.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Empowerment of Women in the Book of Jubilees - Page 17, Betsy Halpern Amaru - 1999
  2. ^ https://www.tparents.org/Library/Unification/Talks1/Haines/Haines-110316.htm
  3. ^ Seder Hadorot 8a
  4. ^ [https://books.google.com/books?id=6uK5pa3R4d8C&pg=PA51&dq=Balbira+Abel
  5. ^ "The Midrash: The Bereshith or Genesis Rabba". www.sacred-texts.com. Retrieved 2020-02-14.


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