Sunday, 19 July 2015

Adam and Eve Story

The tree of good and evil symbolizes the human world and the serpent worldly attachment. In Some Answered Questions, 'Abdu'l-Bahá rejects a literal reading and states that the story contains "divine mysteries and universal meanings" and that one of these meanings is that Adam symbolizes the spirit of Adam, and Eve his own self. After the 'fall' of Adam, humanity has been conscious of good and evil.

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John Milton's Paradise Lost, a famous 17th-century epic poem written in blank verse, explores and elaborates upon the story of Adam and Eve in great detail. She looked up at him and smiled.

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The concept of original sin does not exist in Islam, because Adam and Eve were forgiven by God. The Adam and Eve narratives are seen as symbolic. As in Islamic tradition, this story says that Satan refused to bow to Adam due to pride. Eve/woman is also established as subordinate to Adam/man, as the impetus for her creation is to serve the needs of Adam by being his "helpmate" and to ensure that he not "be alone." However, others argue for a translation of the Hebrew ezer as "companion," as used elsewhere in the Bible; under that reading, the hierarchical relationship is not manifest in the original text but rather a result of mis-translation.

That night, God took a rib from Adam's side and made a woman. Adam was so happy. When Adam awoke the following morning, he found a wife, Eve, lying asleep beside him. The story of Adam and Eve has often been depicted in religious art, and it has had an important influence in literature and poetry.

In the Bahá'í Faith, Adam is seen as a Manifestation of God. Still other Gnostics believed that Satan's fall, however, came after the creation of humanity. The creation of Adam as Protoanthropos, the original man, is the focal concept of these writings.

C.L. hawwah) "because she was the mother of all living" and Adam receives his name "the man", changing from "eth-ha'adham", before the fall to "ha'Adham" (with article/command), to Adam after the fall (disobedience). The serpent, instead of being identified with Satan, is seen as a hero by the Ophites. This refusal led to the fall of Satan recorded in works such as the Book of Enoch.

Gnostic Christianity discussed Adam and Eve in two known surviving texts, namely the "Apocalypse of Adam" found in the Nag Hammadi documents and the "Testament of Adam". When God orders the angels to bow to Adam, Iblīs questioned, "Why should I bow to man? I am made of pure fire and he is made of soil." The liberal movements within Islam have viewed God's commanding the angels to bow before Adam as an exaltation of humanity, and as a means of supporting human rights; others view it as an act of showing Adam that the biggest enemy of humans on earth will be their ego.

Its because of God and Adam that Eve had to suffer.He should have not created Adam,if Adam was not there we would have no Eve.No Eve , no sufferings!

Adam and Eve, according to the creation myths of the Abrahamic religions, were the first man and woman. The story underwent extensive elaboration in later Abrahamic traditions, and has been extensively analyzed by modern biblical scholars. It provides the basis for the belief that humanity is in essence a single family, with everyone descended from a single pair of original ancestors. The story of Adam and Eve is central to the belief that God created human beings to live in a paradise on earth, although they fell away from that state and formed the present world full of suffering and injustice. Moore's 1940 story Fruit of Knowledge is a re-telling of the Fall of Man as a love triangle between Lilith, Adam and Eve - with Eve's eating the forbidden fruit being in this version the result of misguided manipulations by the jealous Lilith, who had hoped to get her rival discredited and destroyed by God and thus regain Adam's love.

Adam named his wife Eve (Heb. Satan said that Adam was inferior to him as he was made of fire, whereas Adam was made of clay. He took her hand and she woke up. As opposed to the Biblical Adam, Milton's Adam is given a glimpse of the future of mankind, by the archangel Michael, before he has to leave Paradise.

Another Gnostic tradition held that Adam and Eve were created to help defeat Satan. It also provides much of the scriptural basis for the doctrines of the fall of man and original Sin, important beliefs in Christianity, although not generally shared by Judaism or Islam. Interpretations and beliefs regarding Adam and Eve and the story revolving around them vary across religions and sects.

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