Saturday, October 30, 2010


One of the most dramatic passages from the Bible can be found in the book of Genesis.

Adam is lonely and can't find a suitable comapanion amongst all the animals in the Garden of Eden so God tells Adam to go to sleep and then fashions Eve from one of Adam's ribs.

Genesis III introduces the Serpent, "slier than every beast of the field." The serpent tempts the woman to eat from the tree of knowledge, telling her that it will make her more like God and it will not lead to death. She succumbs, and gives the fruit to the man, who eats also, "and the eyes of the two of them were opened." 

Aware now of their nakedness, they make coverings of fig leaves, and hide from the sight of God. God asks them about what they have done. Adam blames Eve, and Eve blames the serpent. God curses the Serpent and then curses Adam and Eve with hard labor and with pain in childbirth, and banishes them from his garden, setting a cherub at the gate to bar their way to the Tree of Life, "lest he put out his hand ... and eat, and live forever."
I recently sourced some apple pendants that evoke the drama of the Adam and Eve narrative.

These sweet apples open to reveal a cavity, where any number of temptations
might be stored for the Adam in your life.

Apple pendants available from Corky Saint Clair

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