Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Eve's Apples by Lena Kennedy. Eve's Apples by Lena Kennedy. Twelve-year-old Daisy Smith steals a carrot for Jackie Murphy, an Irish barrow-boy, and so begins a love affair which will last for both their lives. Even when Jackie's family leave for Australia, Daisy cannot forget her childhood sweetheart - and she determines to follow her love to the ends of the earth, if need be!
In Australia they both make their fortunes - Jackie in Twelve-year-old Daisy Smith steals a carrot for Jackie Murphy, an Irish barrow-boy, and so begins a love affair which will last for both their lives. In Australia they both make their fortunes - Jackie in the opal mines and Daisy through the outback bar she runs with her husband. On his death she returns to England to be with Petal, the illegitimate daughter born out of her love for Jackie. Though Daisy and Jackie are destined never to marry, their various children, like Eve's apples, will spread out across the world to create new lives thousands of miles away from their East End roots.
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A nice read but not one of Lena Kennedy's best stories. Like many of her books, it was very well written, the character development was fantastic and I enjoyed reading about the lives of each person, however Eve's Apples had far too many coincidences and the story was a little too far fetched at times, because of this,I wouldn't rate it any higher.
Even when Jackie's family leave for Australia, Daisy cannot forget her childhood sweetheart - and she determines to follow her love to the ends of the earth, if need be! The chapter notes that Adam had other sons and daughters after Seth, but does not name them. Adam and Eve are the Bible's first man and first woman. Adam and Eve by Maarten van Heemskerck. On the serpent, God places a divine curse.
Jan 01, Lily rated it it was amazing Shelves: Baca buku ini saat di Australi seru banget Jun 29, Lynn rated it it was amazing. Really enjoyed this book. Joanne rated it liked it Nov 26, Helen rated it really liked it Aug 13, Adam is told that he can eat freely of all the trees in the garden, except for a tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Subsequently, Eve is created from one of Adam's ribs to be Adam's companion. They are innocent and unembarrassed about their nakedness.
However, a serpent deceives Eve into eating fruit from the forbidden tree, and she gives some of the fruit to Adam. These acts give them additional knowledge, but it gives them the ability to conjure negative and destructive concepts such as shame and evil. God later curses the serpent and the ground.
God prophetically tells the woman and the man what will be the consequences of their sin of disobeying God. Then he banishes them from the Garden of Eden. The story underwent extensive elaboration in later Abrahamic traditions, and it has been extensively analyzed by modern biblical scholars.
Interpretations and beliefs regarding Adam and Eve and the story revolving around them vary across religions and sects; for example, the Islamic version of the story holds that Adam and Eve were equally responsible for their sins of hubris , instead of Eve being the first one to be unfaithful. The story of Adam and Eve is often depicted in art, and it has had an important influence in literature and poetry.
The story of the fall of Adam is often understood to be an allegory. There is no physical evidence that Adam and Eve ever existed, and their literal existence is incompatible with human evolutionary genetics. Adam and Eve are figures from the Primeval History Genesis 1 to 11 , the Bible's mythic history of the first years of the world's existence.
Although the new world is as sinful as the old, God has resolved never again to destroy the world by flood, and the History ends with Terah, the father of Abraham, from whom will descend God's chosen people, the Israelites. Adam and Eve are the Bible's first man and first woman. The first man and woman are in God's Garden of Eden, where all creation is vegetarian and there is no violence.
They are permitted to eat of all the trees except one, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The woman is tempted by a talking serpent to eat the forbidden fruit, and gives some to the man, who eats also. Genesis 4 introduces the humans in their life outside God's garden. The chapter deals with the birth of Adam's sons Cain and Abel and the story of the first murder, followed by the birth of a third son, Seth. Genesis 5, the Book of the Generations of Adam, lists the descendants of Adam from Seth to Noah with their ages at the birth of their first sons except Adam himself, for whom his age at the birth of Seth, his third son, is given and their ages at death Adam lives years.
The chapter notes that Adam had other sons and daughters after Seth, but does not name them. Adam has already named the woman Eve at the end of the Eden narrative, and in Genesis 4: The Adam and Eve story continues in Genesis 3 with the " expulsion from Eden " narrative. A form analysis of Genesis 3 reveals that this portion of the story can be characterized as a parable or "wisdom tale" in the wisdom tradition. The poetic addresses of the chapter belong to a speculative type of wisdom that questions the paradoxes and harsh realities of life.
This characterization is determined by the narrative's format, settings , and the plot. The form of Genesis 3 is also shaped by its vocabulary, making use of various puns and double entendres. The expulsion from Eden narrative begins with a dialogue between the woman and a serpent,  identified in Genesis 3: The woman sees that the fruit of the tree of knowledge is a delight to the eye and that it would be desirable to acquire wisdom by eating the fruit.
The woman eats the fruit and gives some to the man Genesis 3: With this the man and woman recognize their own nakedness, and they make loincloths of fig leaves Genesis 3: In the next narrative dialogue, God questions the man and the woman Genesis 3: The man explains that he hid in the garden out of fear because he realized his own nakedness Genesis 3: The man then points to the woman as the real offender, and he implies that God is responsible for the tragedy because the woman was given to him by God Genesis 3: Divine pronouncement of three judgments are then laid against all the culprits, Genesis 3: On the serpent, God places a divine curse.
God makes skin garments for Adam and Eve Genesis 3: The chiasmus structure of the death oracle given to Adam in Genesis 3: The garden account ends with an intradivine monologue, determining the couple's expulsion, and the execution of that deliberation Genesis 3: Genesis 4 tells of the birth of Cain and Abel , Adam and Eve's first children, while Genesis 5 gives Adam's genealogy past that. Adam and Eve are listed as having three children, Cain, Abel and Seth , then "other sons and daughters", Genesis 5: According to the Book of Jubilees which is usually not considered canonical , Cain married his sister Awan , a daughter of Adam and Eve.
The Primeval History forms the opening chapters of the Torah , the five books making up the history of the origins of Israel.
This achieved something like its current form in the 5th century BCE,  but Genesis shows little relationship to the rest of the Bible: Certain concepts, such as the serpent being identified as Satan , Eve being a sexual temptation, or Adam's first wife being Lilith , come from literary works found in various Jewish apocrypha , but they are not found anywhere in the Book of Genesis or the Torah itself.
The concepts are not part of Rabbinic Judaism , [ citation needed ] but they did influence Christian theology, and this marks a radical split between the two religions. Some of the oldest Jewish portions of apocrypha are called Primary Adam Literature where some works became Christianized.
Some modern scholars, such as James Barr , Moshe Greenberg , and Michael Fishbane , see the story of Adam and Eve as a representation of a rise to moral agency, at least as much as, if not more than the story of a fall from grace. Carol Meyers and Bruce Naidoff view the tale as an explanation of agricultural conditions in the highlands of Canaan. It was also recognized in ancient Judaism , that there are two distinct accounts for the creation of man. The first account says "male and female [God] created them", implying simultaneous creation, whereas the second account states that God created Eve subsequent to the creation of Adam.
Other rabbis suggested that Eve and the woman of the first account were two separate individuals, the first being identified as Lilith , a figure elsewhere described as a night demon. He points out that "nefesh" signifies something like the English word "being", in the sense of a corporeal body capable of life; the concept of a " soul " in the modern sense, did not exist in Hebrew thought until around the 2nd century B.
Some early fathers of the Christian church held Eve responsible for the Fall of man and all subsequent women to be the first sinners because Eve tempted Adam to commit the taboo.
Medieval Christian art often depicted the Edenic Serpent as a woman often identified as Lilith , thus both emphasizing the serpent's seductiveness as well as its relationship to Eve. Several early Church Fathers , including Clement of Alexandria and Eusebius of Caesarea , interpreted the Hebrew "Heva" as not only the name of Eve, but in its aspirated form as "female serpent. Based on the Christian doctrine of the Fall of man , came the doctrine of original sin. St Augustine of Hippo — , working with a Latin translation of the Epistle to the Romans , interpreted the Apostle Paul as having said that Adam's sin was hereditary: This doctrine became a cornerstone of Western Christian theological tradition, however, not shared by Judaism or the Orthodox churches.
Over the centuries, a system of unique Christian beliefs had developed from these doctrines. Baptism became understood as a washing away of the stain of hereditary sin in many churches, although its original symbolism was apparently rebirth. Additionally, the serpent that tempted Eve was interpreted to have been Satan , or that Satan was using a serpent as a mouthpiece , although there is no mention of this identification in the Torah and it is not held in Judaism. Conservative Protestants typically interpret Genesis 3 as defining humanity's original parents as Adam and Eve who disobeyed God's prime directive that they were not to eat "the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil" NIV.
When they disobeyed, they committed a major transgression against God and were immediately punished, which led to " the fall " of humanity. Thus, sin and death entered the universe for the first time. Adam and Eve were ejected from the Garden of Eden, never to return. Gnostic Christianity discussed Adam and Eve in two known surviving texts, namely the " Apocalypse of Adam " found in the Nag Hammadi documents and the " Testament of Adam ".
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The creation of Adam as Protoanthropos , the original man, is the focal concept of these writings. Another Gnostic tradition held that Adam and Eve were created to help defeat Satan. The serpent, instead of being identified with Satan, is seen as a hero by the Ophites. Still other Gnostics believed that Satan's fall, however, came after the creation of humanity. As in Islamic tradition, this story says that Satan refused to bow to Adam due to pride. Satan said that Adam was inferior to him as he was made of fire, whereas Adam was made of clay.
This refusal led to the fall of Satan recorded in works such as the Book of Enoch. In al-Qummi's tafsir on the Garden of Eden , such place was not entirely earthly. As a result, they were both sent down to Earth as God's representatives.
Each person was sent to a mountain peak: Adam on al-Safa , and Eve on al-Marwah. In this Islamic tradition, Adam wept 40 days until he repented, after which God sent down the Black Stone , teaching him the Hajj. There is also a legend of a younger son, named Rocail, who created a palace and sepulcher containing autonomous statues that lived out the lives of men so realistically they were mistaken for having souls.
The concept of "original sin" does not exist in Islam , because according to Islam Adam and Eve were forgiven by God. I am made of pure fire and he is made of soil. While a traditional view was that the Book of Genesis was authored by Moses and has been considered historical and metaphorical, modern scholars consider the Genesis creation narrative as one of various ancient origin myths.
Analysis like the documentary hypothesis also suggests that the text is a result of the compilation of multiple previous traditions, explaining apparent contradictions.