Re: Re: [gthomas] Re: Androgynous Adam (Mike)
- ha ha, interesting how Creation story in Genesis has twin account, itself in
parallel of separation theme
This concept of Holy Spirit as "the Mother" is immensely interesting, as
someone somewhere also pointed out that Hebrew word for Holy Spirit, "ruach,"
is feminine. This gives rise to perfect image in regard to being filled with
Holy Spirit as a conception & birth of Godliness - Godly speech, acts, etc..
Though maybe, as spirit, it's contradictory in terms of female not being
>>>>Evidently, tending the garden wasn't all that difficult, since theimplication of 2:17 ("cursed is the ground because of you") is that the
ground that Adam would have to work after his explusion would be quite a bit
less fertile ("thorns
and thistles it shall bring forth to you"). Also, of course, it's at this
point that death enters the picture ("to dust you shall return")>>>>
Well, I think it was a very very nice big garden filled also with all manner
of animals, with difficulty also suggested in Adam needing a "help-meet."
Surely, when the two were cast out of plentiful garden into nowhere land,
they would toil (in different way) and suffer, perhaps die.
you know, something just came to me:
What if "dust" actually refers to the land from which the man had come -
(like, land in state of drought) and to which he was being symbolically
returned. because, I believe the "God" in garden of eden story was a king,
and that Adam was a foreigner, like - a slave. you know how kings were
revered as gods... maybe, this foreign man was found in dust or in mud &
resuscitated by king and put to work in his garden. the king gave him a
chance. maybe, there was terrible drought, but king's garden/storehouse had
everything was reverenced so differently in ancient times. breath was
required for life, for speech - witnessing the power of God's speech in
Genesis, one can see how breath would be reverenced: "spirit."