A Sin Offering Lying In The Doorway? A Minority Interpretation of Genesis 4:6–8 Chris Burnett  May 23, 2016 Several key interpretive problems emerging from the text of Genesis 4:6–8 have received exegetically unsupportable treatment. It is essential that the expositor revisit the text in order to grasp the intent of the passage. Furthermore, the narrative is laden with theological significance as to Yahweh’s intervening mercy toward the un- worthy sinner. In this text, God Himself has provided an animal fit for sacrifice in order to put an end to Cain’s sin. Failure of the first brother to accept the offer of atonement leads to further sin with irreparable consequences. Read the full article.