Genesis XI: The Lord versus the City of Man

Try as we might, we cannot ignore the tumultuous relationship between the Lord and the humans throughout the book of Genesis. Routinely, the humans make propositions in order to prevent punishments, and God responds by forcing punishments upon the humans. Consider the story of the "Tower of Babel" found in Genesis XI. All the earth … Continue reading Genesis XI: The Lord versus the City of Man

Genesis III: In Defense of the Serpent

Michelangelo's The Fall and Expulsion From Paradise, a fresco from the Sistine Chapel (1510) In the garden of Eden, we encounter two trees: the tree of knowledge (good and evil) and the tree of life. Both trees presumably represent differing pathways for humanity. In Genesis Chapter III, we start to discover humans in the garden … Continue reading Genesis III: In Defense of the Serpent