Cain and Abel

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Comment by sharon on May 10th, 2013 at 4:09 pm

why is the story of Cain and Abel differ from the one on Wikipedia?
it gives good information useful info but which one is the better use
why hasn’t this story been updated?
is this story straight from the bible so updating isn’t needed

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on May 16th, 2013 at 2:49 pm

Thank you, Sharon, for your feedback. I am not clear as to which aspects of this article believe to be different from the Wikipedia article.

The story of Cain and Abel comes from the Scriptures, written long ago, but there are many different translations and so the precise wording can vary. Also, scholars continually develop new interpretations of the story. These may explain any differences you have noticed.

New World Encyclopedia is a wiki-based encyclopedia which contains selected articles from Wikipedia as well as a number of original articles. As a “Wikipedia fork,” in keeping with the terms of the CC-by-sa license, each article imported from Wikipedia is documented, rigorously cited, and hyperlinked to the Wikipedia article so that a complete history of its construction remains available.

Many of the articles selected from Wikipedia have subsequently been updated; others remain essentially unchanged. In some cases the New World Encyclopedia articles were substantially and significantly modified, including the addition of different material and/or the deletion of some content; other articles were changed to a lesser degree. Thus, some NWE articles bear little resemblance to the Wikipedia article on the same topic while others are substantially the same.

At the end of each article there is a “Credits” section which explains that NWE writers and editors rewrote and completed the Wikipedia article in accordance with NWE standards, or notes that it is an original article. The names of those NWE writers and editors who contributed to a particular article can be found by clicking on the “Menu” tab at the top of that article and choosing “Page history.”

Thank you again for taking the time to comment.

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