Genesis 4:17

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NRSV

Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch; and he built a city, and named it Enoch after his son Enoch.

KJV

And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.


It is suggested here that "city" means "encampment". Try it on Psalm 48 and many other passages:

Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the encampment of the great King. (not the KJV)

Here are fifty English translations that say "city" in Genesis 4:17.


Re Cain's wife: see Biblical evidence that people are not descended from a single male ancestor