The second son of Adam and Eve; he was murdered by his brother Cain See Chapter 1
British chemist noted for his research and writings concerning explosives. He invented cordite (1889) with Sir James Dewar. in the Old Testament of the Bible, the second son of Adam and Eve who was killed by his brother Cain. Cain and Abel Gance Abel Tasman Abel Janszoon
The second son of Adam and Eve (Gen 4: 2) and brother of Cain, who murdered Abel when his animal sacrifice was accepted by Yahweh whereas Cain's grain offering was rejected This story of the first murder (Gen 4: 3-10) occurs in the J portion of the Pentateuch and is referred to in the New Testament by Jesus (Matt 23: 35) and the author of Hebrews (Heb 11: 4) In Hebrew, the name Abel means "breath" or "vanity "
(Old Testament) Cain and Abel were the first children of Adam and Eve born after the Fall of Man; Abel was killed by Cain
(Heb Hebhel), a breath, or vanity, the second son of Adam and Eve He was put to death by his brother Cain (Gen 4: 1-16) Guided by the instruction of their father, the two brothers were trained in the duty of worshipping God
: Blows given on the palm of the hand with a twisted handkerchief, instead of a ferula; a jocular punishment among seamen, who sometimes play at cards for wackets, the loser suffering as many strokes as he has lost games. (1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue)
orig. Eugène Alexandre Péréthon born Oct. 25, 1889, Paris, France died Nov. 10, 1981, Paris French film director and screenwriter. He worked in the cinema from 1909, finally winning acclaim with Mater dolorosa (1917) and Tenth Symphony (1918). His J'accuse (1918) and The Wheel (1923) were hailed as masterpieces. He devoted four years to his greatest film, Napoléon (1927), in which he used experimental techniques to emphasize cinematic movement. Battle sequences were shot with three synchronized cameras, and the images were projected on a triple screen to produce a three-dimensional effect; the film also pioneered the use of stereophonic sound. A triumph in Europe, it fared badly in a harshly edited version in the U.S. but was finally released in its original glory in 1981. Gance's later films, largely controlled by the studios, gave inadequate scope for his creative genius
born 1603?, Lutjegast, Neth. died probably before Oct. 22, 1659, certainly before Feb. 5, 1661 Dutch explorer. In the service of the Dutch East India Company, he made exploratory and trading voyages to East and Southeast Asia (1634-39). In 1642 he was sent by Anthony van Diemen to find the hypothetical southern continent of the Pacific and a possible route to Chile. Sailing from Batavia (modern Jakarta), he reached 49° S at 94° E, then turned north and discovered land he named Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania), then sailed along the coast of New Zealand, believing it to be the southern continent. He also discovered Tonga and the Fiji Islands. On his next voyage (1644) he sailed into the Gulf of Carpentaria and along the northern and western coasts of Australia
In the Hebrew scriptures, the sons of Adam and Eve. According to Genesis, Cain, the firstborn, was a farmer, and his brother Abel was a shepherd. Cain was enraged when God preferred his brother's sacrifice of sheep to his own offering of grain, and he murdered Abel. When God asked where Abel was, Cain pretended ignorance, saying, "Am I my brother's keeper?" God punished Cain by sending him into exile but marked him with a sign as a warning to others, promising that he would be avenged if he were killed
[ 'A-b&l ] (noun.) From Hebrew הבל (hebel, hevel, “breath, vapor; vanity”) or from Assyrian Neo-Aramaic (aplu, “son”)
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