CAIN, Genesis 4:1 קין QahYiN (not directly a word, but the verse itself says that Eve gave birth to and raised Cain as if she, like the Creator, could קנה QaNaH (possess, acquire, create)
a person. Parents and mothers have a profound link to their children, but we must never forget that human souls have a higher parent.
Cain’s COINAGE or name rhymes with GAIN.
קין QahYiN / Cain was a man of possession and acquisition. קנאה QiN’AH (means possessiveness, envy – Numbers 5:4). קנין QiNYaN is an acquisition (Leviticus 22:11).
Loss evokes קינה QeeYNaH (lamenting – see “KEENING.”)
Unlike his pastoral brother, קין QahYiN / Cain was a man of the earth. Sufficiency was not the issue. His family farmland to split with his brother was THE WHOLE PLANET.
It was not enough.
Pushing Cain over the edge to murderous rage was the notion that his brother was divinely Chosen, instead of him. “Oh yeah?”, screams the hateful Replacement Theologist from Paul to Mohammad to Hitler, “let’s see how Chosen you are after I turn you into dust.”
Again, the eternal soul and the Eternal is out of sight … out of mind. קין QahYiN / Cain the man of earth lives to feather his estate, his קן QaiN (nest). He is made homeless.
ABeL, Genesis 4:2 הבל He(V)eL /Abel means a breath, Psalms 144:4; and vanity, Ecclesiastes 1:2.
There’s the breathy sigh of “the good die young,” and the realization that for every person willing to give to and to thank the Creator, there is a jealous, Cain-like Replacement Theology nutjob anxious to murder him.
A breathe on a winter’s window pane has a glorious moment, and fades fast.
The E-Word entry with הבל He(V)eL is “EXHALE,” to emit vapor, as Latin hālāre means “to breathe.” (A mid-word ב Bhet/V often becomes a vowel like U or drops out… like LAUNDRY from לבן LA(V)aN, white. In Spanish clothes are whitened or washed in a lavandaria.)