Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Abel

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ABEL, the second son of Adam and brother of Cain. The latter was a tiller of the ground; Abel, a shepherd. Both brought their offerings before the Lord; Cain, the first-fruits of the ground; Abel, the firstlings of the flock. God accepted the offering of Abel; the offering of Cain he rejected. The latter, instigated by envy, murdered his brother in the field.

Source: Collier's New Encyclopedia 1. (1921) New York: P.F. Collier & Son Company. 6.