Abel was the second son of Adam and Eve . He was the first shepherd and was murdered by his older brother Cain . He is listed first in the Hall of Faith where he is "commended as righteous" and "through his faith, though he died, he still speaks." Very little else is known about Abel.
Both Cain and Abel gave offerings to God . Cain presented an offering of fruit and Abel gave an offering that consisted of the firstboard of his flock and their fat portions. When the Lord accepted Abel's offering but rejected that of Cain's, Cain grew angry. The Lord warned Cain not to allow his anger to lead to sin but he did not listen. When Cain and Abel were in the field Cain rose up against he brother and killed him. For his sin Cain was banished from his family, forever to roam the land.