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Old Testament Notes

Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve, according to the Genesis, are the first man and woman, created by God. Their story consists of the following episodes:
The Creation of Adam: God modeled Adam from the dust of the ground and breathed life into him.
See: Michelangelo The Creation of Adam.
Adam in the Garden of Eden: God planted a garden of Eden; He planted "every kind of tree pleasing to the eye and good for food; and in the middle of the garden He set the tree of life and the tree of knowledge of good and evil." (Gen.2:8-9) God put Adam into paradise to look after the garden of Eden.
The Creation of Eve: (Gen. 2:21-25) God removed one of Adam’s ribs and created Eve from it. The man said: 'This one at last is bone from my bones, flesh from my flesh! She shall be called woman, for from man was she taken.' (Gen. 2:23)
'That is why a man leaves his father and mother and attaches himself to his wife, and the two become one. Both were naked, the man and his wife, but they had no feeling of shame' (Gen. 2:24-25).
See: Michelangelo The Creation of Eve.
The Fall: (Gen. 3:1-8) God allowed Adam and Eve to eat from any tree in the garden, except one, the tree of life. The serpent, the most cunning of all the creatures, persuaded Eve to disobey and eat the fruit from the forbidden tree. Eve ate and treated Adam to it.
See: Albrecht Altdorfer The Fall of Man.
Jan Brueghel the Elder. Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
Andrea del Castagno. Eve.
Lucas Cranach the Elder Adam and Eve, Adam and Eve.
Hugo van der Goes The Fall of Adam.
Jan Gossaert. Adam and Eve in Paradise.
Hans Holbein Adam and Eve.
Gustav Klimt. Adam and Eva
Limbourg Brothers. Les trčs riches heures du Duc de Berry. The Expulsion from Paradise.
Masolino The Temptation of Adam.
Hans Memling Adam and Eve.
Michelangelo The Fall of Man and the Expulsion from the Garden of Eden.
Pontormo. The Fall of Adam and Eve.
Nicolas Poussin The Spring. Adam and Eve in Paradise.
Jan van Scorel. Adam and Eve.
Victor Vasnetsov The Bliss of Paradise, The Temptation.
Judgment and Condemnation: (Gen. 3:8-24) God condemned the serpent, Adam, and Eve. To the serpent He said:
'Because you have done this you are cursed of all cattle and the creatures of the wild.' (Gen. 3:14)
To the woman He said: 'I shall give you great labor in childbearing; with labour you will bear children. You will desire your husband, but he will be your master.' (Gen. 3:16)
And to the man he said: 'Because you have listened to your wife and have eaten from the tree which I forbade you, on your account the earth will be cursed. You will get your food from it only by labour all the days of your life; It will yield thorns and thistles for you. You will eat of the produce of the field, and only by the sweat of your brow will you win your bread
until you return to the earth; for from it you were taken. Dust you are, to dust you will return.' (Gen. 3:17-19)
Adam and Eve Driven from Paradise: God drove Adam and Eve out of paradise and settled them to the east of the garden of Eden.  He stationed the cherubim to guard the way to the tree of life. (Gen. 3:20-24)
See: Dürer Adam and Eve,  Adam and Eve.
Giusto de' Menabuoi. The Expultion from the Paradise. Dome fresco.
Masaccio The Expulsion from Paradise.
Raphael  Adam and Eve.
Titian Adam and Eve.

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