Selected Teachings on
Cain Was Not Adam & Eve's Firstborn

Joseph Fielding Smith (Quorum of the Twelve)

From the Bible one might infer that Cain was the first born child of Adam, but the Bible gives only a meager history. In the Book of Moses we obtain a more extended view and a better insight into conditions in that early day. Adam and Eve were the parents of numerous children, sons and daughters, even before Cain and Abel were born, as we gain the information from that story. (The Way to Perfection, p.97–98)