By Paul Morris
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Carmichael No sophisticated biblical scholar, standing aside from Jewish or Christian tradition, today interprets the paradise story as a fall into a chasm from a state of innocence and bliss. As Anthony York points out, Yahweh's response to Eve and Adam's consumption of the fruit, 'The man has become like one of us' (Gen. 2 That meaning, both in the Eden story and in the Babel story (Gen. 1-9), perceives God as inimical to the laudable human striving for progress, be it the desire for the capacity to know good and evil, or the coming together of all people to ensure peace and prosperity.
46 A Walk in the Garden Notes 1. Cf. U. Cassuto, A Commentary on the Book of Genesis: From Adam to Noah (trans. I. Abrahams; Jerusalem: Magnes, 1961), p. 169. 2. F. Landy, Paradoxes of Paradise (Sheffield: Almond Press, 1983), pp. 23334. 3. B. Jacob, The First Book of the Bible: Genesis (ed. and trans. I. Jacob and W. Jacob; New York: Schocken Books, 1974), p. 30. 4. G. von Rad, Genesis (trans. J. Mark; London: SCM Press, 1972), p. 91. 5. P. Trible, 'Depatriarchalizing in Biblical Interpretation', in The Jewish Woman (ed.
She traces the development of the representation of the trees in terms of the Christian exegesis, both allegorical and typological, and the iconographical traditions of the Near East. It is of particular interest to note the visual associations of theological and devotional elements in the iconographical presentation of the complete salvific plan, centred on the two trees of Eden. It would not be incorrect to state that the tradition of Christian art is built upon the identification of 'First Adam' and 'Second Adam' (Christ) in the writings of St Paul.
A Walk in the Garden: Biblical Iconographical and Literary Images of Eden (JSOT Supplement) by Paul Morris