Re: Questions about Adam & Eve
Dec 30, 1996 09:40 PM
by Bart Lidofsky
Mark Kusek wrote:
> Couldn't the condeming pall of "original sin" and the misogynistic
> attitude towards women via Eve be a later, misinterpretive political
Note that "original sin" is a Christian, not a Jewish concept. In
Judaism, the general belief is that the tree of knowledge had no special
powers; it taught Adam and Eve that it was physically possible to
disobey the word of God. God then made them partners in creation (read
the curses as blessings: By the sweat of your brow, YOU SHALL EAT BREAD.
In pain YOU WILL BEAR CHILDREN).
Now, think of it as a theosophical allegory, with the serpent as the
4th root race, handing its monads over to the 5th root race, who, in the
process, become sentient (knowing that they will die).
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