Adam and Eve among the Ancient Interpreters

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]] has a post up dealing with some ancient interpretation of the nakedness of Adam and Eve.

During periods of cultural tension, where Jews were trying to maintain their own cultural identity, a naked Adam running around Eden came to be somewhat of a problem. The solution was an interpretive tradition where Adam and Eve were “clothed with glory” (or some similar phrase) from the very beginning—Adam and Eve were never really naked.

While this might not solve the Creation v Evolution Debate, it does show that Genesis 1 and 2 was being minded for interpretative measures and meanings, with those doing the work standing far afield of extreme literalism. And, their work was excepted. (I mean, read Philo for goodness sakes.)

Anyway, enjoy the post.

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