- a member of a Gnostic sect that exalted Cain and regarded the God of the Old Testament as responsible for evil.
Origin of Cainite
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This faith the other church, the Cainite church, not only has not, but ever persecutes it where she finds it.
Thus the division between the Cainite and Sethite races early became accentuated by a sectarian distinction as well.The Meeting-Place of Geology and History
Sir John William Dawson
But the Cainite wrath fires and distorts the eyes, scowls the brow, swells the cheeks with rage, and arms the hands.
In the meantime the holy men bewailed his wretched lot, as if he had been slain by the Cainite hypocrites.Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II