Each belief system has a story of how the world was created and human life came to be. In many of these "creation myths," a god or gods shape, manipulative, or in some way interact with a pre-existing darkness or chaos to create order. Within Judeo-Christian beliefs, the first book of the Hebrew Bible, the Book of Genesis, describes not one, but two distinct accounts of how … [Read more...]
Adam & Eve
According to the Book of Genesis, God made Adam as the first human man and shortly after, He made Adam a female companion named Eve. The couple lived in the Garden of Eden, a Paradise where they had everything they wanted. However, God also placed one tree within the Garden and forbade the couple to eat its fruits. One day, Eve encountered a serpent who eventually tricked her into eating the fruit, then offering the fruit to Adam. For disobeying Him, God kick them out of paradise. Read articles about Adam and Eve below.
Rating: Author: Pagels, Elaine Publisher: Vintage Year Published: 1989 In Adam, Eve and the Serpent, Professor Elaine Pagels looks at traditional roles of gender and sexual relationships as influenced by the Genesis creation story of Adam and Eve during the first four centuries. Pagels starts with an overview of how Jews during Jesus' time would have interpreted … [Read more...]
Everyone knows the story of the fall of Adam and Eve. But what happened to them once they were kicked out of the Garden of Eden? Some authors elaborated on how Adam and Eve were overcome with guilt and repented, while others describe Satan's continued assault. For example, the apocryphal Life of Adam and Eve, which was written around the first century CE gives an expanded … [Read more...]
Contents Sumerian Lilith Lilith on Persian Incantation Bowls Lilith in the Hebrew Bible Sammael and Lilith: Counterparts to Adam and Eve Lilith as Adam's First Wife Lilith's Refusal to Return to Adam Lilith as Wife of Sammael Sumerian Lilith Lilith is thought be the demon of waste places who originally lived in the garden of the Sumerian goddess, Innana, … [Read more...]