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And why is the desire for knowledge first channelled through her and not through the man? In each case either the situation depicted is unreal, as in the CARMICHAEL The Paradise Myth 49 example of her birth from a man, or abnormal in terms of who is most closely associated with the acquisition of knowledge—the males—in the society whose literary work this Genesis myth represents. The untrue-to-life nature of the two situations is consonant with other aspects of the Eden story. Life broken up by death has not yet occurred and, indeed, the unreal prospect of living forever exists.
29. 13. M. Buber, Good and Evil (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952), p. 80. THE PARADISE MYTH: INTERPRETING WITHOUT JEWISH AND CHRISTIAN SPECTACLES Calum M. 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.
Is it stated with approval or, as Phyllis Trible understands it, as a critique of male dominance? This statement is not licence for male supremacy, but rather it is condemnation of that very pattern. Subjugation and supremacy are perversions of creation. Through disobedience the woman has become slave. Her initiative and her freedom vanish. 16—Therefore. . a man shall cleave to his wife and they shall become as one flesh' and 'To your husband shall be your desire, and he shall rule over you'—are both projected into our world, and coexist there.