First English edition of the Nuremberg chronicle: being the Liber chronicarum of Dr. Hartmann Schedel…
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Abel, second son of Adam, and his sister Deborah, were born to Adam in his thirtieth year. Abel was the first martyr; and he founded the church, for he remained in grace and righteousness. Had the church begun with Adam, it would not have endured. But the Holy Gospels make mention of this righteous and pious man (Abel), who from youth learned to love righteousness and to fear God. His calling was pastoral, and of all things he sacrificed the firstlings to God. For that reason God respected his offering and found it acceptable. But Cain, who was present, lowered his countenance in shame, and suffered the sting of envy. And Cain slew his brother Abel. Abel was the first to build the heavenly city, in which he set himself as its first citizen. Over one hundred years after Abel's death, Adam begat another son, Seth.

Seth, third son of Adam, was born in the beginning of Adam's one hundred-thirtieth year, that is, at the end of the one hundred-thirty-first year of the world; and Seth lived 912 years.[] Seth was born in the two hundred-thirtieth year of Adam; but Moses omitted 100 years during which Adam mourned Abel at Hebron, and in which he went to Paradise to secure the oil of mercy. In Cain and Abel two cities had their origin, as St. Augustine says. Two loves created two cities—the first, an earthly one which scorns God—the city of self-love; the second, that of the love of God, a celestial one that disdains self. The first idolizes self; the second deifies God. The first craves honor from individuals; the second, for its greater glory, addresses itself to God, the soul witness of conscience. Cain, the first born, belongs in the first of these—and he built it. Abel, the second son, belongs to the second city, and there he wandered as a pilgrim, for by divine grace he was a respected citizen.

Cain, first son of Adam and Eve, and his sister Calmana, wore born in the fifteenth year of Adam in the fields of Damascenus. He was the first tiller of the soil, very covetous, a stranger to salvation, and a very impatient man. He was angry because his gift had been rejected by God, while his brother's offering had been accepted. Moved by envy, he led his brother into a field and slew him.[] Therefore God condemned him to wander about as a fugitive for the rest of his days. And while Cain, now burdened with years, was sitting in the brushwood, he was slain with an arrow by his great grandchild Lamech, who, blind with age, had been guided in the chase by a child, and had mistaken Cain for a wild animal.[. This must be the incident to which the chronicler refers, although Genesis does not substantiate the details as set forth by the author.]

I have also here included many things, transactions and narratives of various kings and peoples; also the accomplishments of great cities, as well as eminent persons of whom the teachers of the stars have availed themselves, from Adam to Alphonse.

Enos, the son of Seth, was born in Seth's 105th year, being the 425th year of the world; and he lived 905 years. This Enos was the first to call upon the name of the Lord, possibly through a few words of prayer which came to him. [Genesis 5:6-11.]

Cainan, the son of Enos, was born in the 90th year of his father, and, according to the seventy interpreters, in the 625th year of the world; and he lived 910 years.[ Genesis 5:9-14.]

In the line of the righteous there are three who are endowed with heavenly gifts, namely: Enos, who called upon the name of God; Enoch, who walked with God and was received in Paradise; and Noah, who was full and complete in his generations and preserved the human race against the Flood. In the line of the sinners there are also three, gifted with mundane accomplishments: Jabel, the father of herdsmen and of those who dwell in tents; Jubal, the father of those who sing and play on the harp and the organ; Tubal Cain, a master of the hammer in all metal work.