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The Wandering Son (Gen. 4 in Meta-Narrative)

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Adam ate from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil thinking he would become like God.  When God pronounced the curse upon Adam it was a rude awakening.  He would not become deity, Adam would return to dirt ( Gen. 3:19 ).  Yet God cast Adam and his wife out of the garden with a glimmer of hope.  A son would be born who would bear the brunt of Satan's blow, but would in the end crush him and would somehow reverse the curse. Genesis 4 opens with great anticipation.  We find out first that the blessing of God to be fruitful and multiply was indeed in tact.  Eve has fulfilled her name, she is the mother of all living.  Not only has she given birth, but she has brought into the world a son.  Is this the son who will crush Satan?  We get a sense that Eve believes this to be the child of destiny as she praises his birth ( Gen. 4:1 ), "I have gotten a man with the help of the LORD."  And another son is born, with far less fanfare.  There is no applause, no praise surrounding