Monday, December 2, 2013

Jesse Tree - Day 2: Adam and Eve

Day 2 of our online Jesse Tree which is to help us prepare for Christ's coming by studying His roots and Salvation History.

My source for days and symbols is Catholic Culture.

Day 2: Adam and Eve

Symbols: tree, man, woman


The Creation of Eve, Sistine Chapel, fresco Michelangelo, 
a "spandrel" in the Ancestors of Christ series.

[7] then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
[8] And the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
[9] And out of the ground the LORD God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food, the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

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[18]Then the LORD God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him."

[19] So out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name.
[20] The man gave names to all cattle, and to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for the man there was not found a helper fit for him.
[21] So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh;
[22] and the rib which the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man.
[23] Then the man said, "This at last is bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called Woman,
because she was taken out of Man."
[24] Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh.

Thierry Caro, Le Paradis perdu (Paradise lost), 
une sculpture de Jean Gautherin conservée par la Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, à Copenhague, 2007.
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. Via Wikipedia
I know this is entitled Paradise Lost, but I like the touching tenderness of Adam and Eve as a couple.

2 comments:

  1. I'm doing something similar for the 3 or 4 people who read my blog, LOL. I like your pictures better.

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  2. Oh, but yours is much more thoughtful ... and you began when you're supposed to. I'll have to put a link for everyone. :-)

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