Talk:Adam and Eve

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Creation MYTH[edit]

Please replace the word "myth" in the context above, in the first sentence of the article, with something like "account" or "story". While the writer's belief may be that the story is a myth, this is not a fact and should be left up to the interpretation of the reader.



What makes you so sure it's a myth? Aaron Saltzer (talk) 03:23, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

@Aaron Saltzer: Please read the cite. If you disagree, you are free to list scholarly sources that say otherwise. --NeilN talk to me 03:33, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
And as another editor wrote today on the Flood myth talk page, "Alan Dundes defined myth as a sacred narrative which explains how the world and humanity evolved into their present form, "a story that serves to define the fundamental worldview of a culture by explaining aspects of the natural world and delineating the psychological and social practices and ideals of a society" - from our article on myth. Dougweller (talk) 14:30, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
The citation indicates that a "myth" is a "symbolic story", but that begs the question. Many would argue that the story is not symbolic and should not be classified as a "myth". Why not just say "creation narratives" or "cosmology" instead of "creation myths"? (talk) 13:33, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

Opening paragraph poorly written.[edit]

Since the full story is presented below in more detail, the initial paragraphs should not be so wordy and focus less on trivial details. (e.g. "God curses only the serpent and the ground.")

I suggest modifying this paragraph as follows:

In the Book of Genesis, there are two creation narratives with two distinct perspectives. In the first, man and woman were created together in God's image and jointly given instructions to multiply and to be stewards over everything else that God had made. In the second narrative, God fashions Adam from dust and places him in the Garden of Eden where he is to have dominion over the plants and animals. God prohibits Adam from eating from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Eve is later created from one of Adam's ribs to be Adam's companion. However, the serpent tricks Eve into eating fruit from the forbidden tree. God then punishes all parties involved, and banishes them from the Garden of Eden.

This makes it more concise and clear, in my opinion. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:46, 5 October 2014 (UTC)


How come when I edit this page, it doesn't save? Aaron Saltzer (talk) 03:24, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

Why are you breaking a link and changing a cited direct quote? DMacks (talk) 03:29, 25 November 2014 (UTC)