This issue of TOTT, which in August celebrates the completion of 13 years of this publication, adds a new category. While most issues over the years have been full articles on a “tough text” or important topic, and others have answered reader questions that were shorter in length, this new category combines both. Each installment of “Perplexing Passages” will examine such passages and verses that don’t require a full length article. In this first installment we will address three such texts: Where Did Cain Get His Wife? (Gen. 4:16-17); The Longest Day (Josh. 10:12–14); The Curse on Canaan (Gen.s 9:20–25).