So, too, the "mark of Cain" of Gen. 4.15, which is an emblem of the Lord's protection and guidance, and not a sign of ostracism (that has been effected already), an indication that Cain is sacer, the god's for good or ill.Might the Cainish 'Mark of the Beast' be something similar?
Friday, 22 January 2010
The Mark of Cain
One of those phrases that gets misused. Here's Jeffrey A White: