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By G. P. Luttikhuizen, Gerard P. Luttikhuizen

This quantity is dedicated to the biblical tales approximately Eve's teenagers, Cain, Abel and Seth, and to the rewritings and reasons of those tales in various early Jewish and Christian resources (Old testomony Apocrypha, Philo of Alexandria, Targumim, the hot testomony, Rabbinic and Kabbalistic texts, Christian-Gnostic and Patristic literature). cognizance is given additionally to post-biblical tales talking approximately Eve's daughters and to traditions during which Cain is considered because the son of the satan. 3 essays learn how the biblical tales have been re-used and evaluated in glossy fiction from Clemens Brentano and Lord Byron to John Steinbeck's "East of Eden".

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Literature on Adam and Eve. Collected Essays (SVTP 15; Leiden 2000) pp. 277–296. ’” (G. Firedlander, Pirke de Rabbi Eliezer [The Judaic Studies Library, 6: New York, 19814] p. 151. James Kugel, Traditions of the Bible (Cambridge MA, 1998) p. ” 7 The Apocryphon of John, Nag Hammadi Codex II, 24:16–25: “And the chief archon seduced her and he begot in her two sons; the first and the second (are) Eloim and Yave . . M. ), The Nag Hammadi Library (Leiden, 1997) p. 112. G. Stroumsa, Another Seed: Studies in Gnostic Mythology (NHS 24; Leiden, 1984) pp.

When the angels eject Adam and Eve from Paradise, Adam makes three requests. First, he askes, in vain, to stay a little while in Paradise in order to beg God for mercy (27). Then he askes, again in vain, to be allowed to eat from the tree of life (28). Finally, a request to take fragrances from Paradise, so that after he has left he will be able to bring an offering to God, is granted. Hist. 1 (Vienna 1893) 1–104. New material is listed by E. Turdeanu, “La Vie d’Adam et d’Eve en slave et en roumain”, in: E.

57–74, esp. p. 58. 14 ’     33 (3) As we will see below, when dealing with the motives for the dispute between Cain and Abel, the ancient interpreters’ main problem was to explain Cain’s evil conduct and his murderous deed, having been created good by God. The Biblical text has at least two different explanations of the presence of evil on earth: Eve and Adam’s fall in the Garden of Genesis 3, and the story of the fallen angels who lust after the daughters of men of Genesis 6, further elaborated in the Enoch tradition.

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