New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge – Abel

detail of the painting 'Cain and Abel'; 18th century by José Vergara Gimeno; Museu de Belles Arts de València, Spain; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

Abel: breath. Second son of Adam and Eve and the brother of Cain, who, according to Genesis 4:1-16, killed him from envy.

MLA Citation

  • “Abel”. New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge. 21 April 2015. Web. 1 December 2021. <>