Blood of Abel

Jesus spoke about the prophets that were slain from Abel to Zechariah. The math points at Abel.

Luke 11:45-52

451 of the scribes answered saying to him, Teacher, when you say these things you also disgrace us. Luke 11:4546But he said, Woe to you scribes, you also lay heavy burdens on men and you yourselves do not touch these burdens even with 1 of your fingers. Luke 11:4647Woe to you, you build the tombs of prophets whom your fathers killed. 48Therefore you are witnesses and you approve the works of your fathers, for they killed them yet you build their tombs. 49For this reason the wisdom of god also said, I will send them prophets and apostles, some of whom they will persecute and kill 50that the blood of all the prophets which was shed since the creation of the world may be avenged on this family 51from the blood of Abel H Genesis 4:8 to the blood of Zechariah who was killed between the temple and the altar. H 2 Chronicles 24:21 Yes I say to you it will be avenged on this family. Luke 11:47-5152Woe to you scribes for you have taken away the keys of knowledge. You did not enter and those who were entering you hindered. Luke 11:52 (Luke 11:45-52 BRB)


1 = Genesis


The story in Genesis that relates is the story that Luke references directly, the story of Cain killing Abel.

1Adam knew his wife Eve and she conceived and bore Cain and said, I have gotten a man for the Master. 2She bore again his brother Abel. L Genesis 4:26 Genesis 4:1-2Abel was a shepherd of sheep and Cain served in the land. 3It came to pass after some days that Cain brought of the fruit of the land an offering to the Master. I Isaiah 1:11 4Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and some of the fatlings. The Master was pleased with Abel and with his offering, 5and with Cain and with his offering he was not pleased. H Hebrews 11:4 It was very displeasing to Cain and his face was sad. Genesis 4:2-56The Master said to Cain, Why is it displeasing to you? Why is your face sad? 7If you do well will you not be accepted? FE If you do not do well sin lies at the door. Its desire is for you and you must rule over it. Genesis 4:6-78Cain said to his brother Abel, Let us go to the plain. It came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed him. H Matthew 23:35 H Luke 11:51 H 1 John 3:12 H Jude 1:11 Genesis 4:89The Master said to Cain, Where is your brother Abel? Genesis 4:9aHe said, I do not know. Am I the keeper of my brother? Genesis 4:9b10He said, What have you done? The voice of the blood of your brother cries to me from the land. I Isaiah 1:15 11Now you are cursed from the land which has opened its mouth to receive the blood of your brother from your hand. 12When you serve the land it will not yield its strength to you any longer. A fugitive and a wanderer you will be on the land. A 1 John 3:19-20 Genesis 4:10-1213Cain said to the Master, My transgression is too great to be forgiven. 14You have driven me out this day from the face of the land and from before you I will be hidden and I will be a fugitive and a wanderer on the land and whoever will find me will kill me. Genesis 4:13-1415The Master said to him, It will not be so. Whoever kills Cain vengeance will be taken on him 1 in 7. FE The Master set a mark on Cain so that anyone who may find him may not kill him. Genesis 4:15-16 (Genesis 4:1-15 BRB)

It's amazing to listen to Jesus' commentary on Abel. He refers to him as a prophet, something not said in Genesis.