Out of Eden

Two authors seek to tackle the meaning of our Biblical origin story – and the results are mixed.

By TIBOR KRAUSZ
October 11, 2018 16:33
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In the Bible’s myth of creation, God starts off by reversing the natural order of things. Rather than having the first woman give birth to the first man, the Creator fashions Eve from Adam. Stranger still is the fact that Eve is a mere afterthought in His creation, introduced into it only on behalf of Adam to ease his loneliness and serve him as his “helpmeet” in the Garden of Eden.

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