Awan (religious figure)

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 (Cave of Treasures) she is called Qelima. 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.[2][3]

Awan
Other namesQelima, Jumelia, Balbira
Spouse(s)Cain
ChildrenEnoch
Parent(s)Adam and Eve
RelativesAclima (sister)
Cain (brother)
Azura (sister)
Abel (brother)
Seth (brother)

Family treeEdit

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

According to midrash in Bereshis Rabba (23:3)[4] Naamah is Noah's wife.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Empowerment of Women in the Book of Jubilees - Page 17, Betsy Halpern Amaru - 1999
  2. ^ Seder Hadorot 8a
  3. ^ Kantor, Máttis (2005). Codex Judaica: Chronological Index of Jewish History, Covering 5,764 Years of Biblical, Talmudic & Post-Talmudic History. ISBN 9780967037837.
  4. ^ "The Midrash: The Bereshith or Genesis Rabba". www.sacred-texts.com. Retrieved 2020-02-14.