May 6, 2011

Before the Apple

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:07 by Miracle

They could have nominated another fruit. Why the apple? Just because the world’s ancestral artists decided to depict a rosy fruit amidst Adam and Eve does not mean we have to dwell on the apple’s image as the real fruit of the tree in the midst of the Garden of Eden.

The Bible never suggested the apple, no, not even the implication of the fruit’s reddish nuance. Unless you are Tom Robbins or bananas such as myself, it is rather unromantic and nearly impossible to picture the tree of the knowledge of good and evil bearing bananas (or even a durian), but for all we know, it might have yielded bananas or durian. =P

Aside from the Bible, I rarely read any religion-related books for the reason that compared to other literary categories, I find myself tiptoeing and being more cautious with this genre. We all should be. For it is in this type of non-fiction writings that one subtle line could influence our faith to be rooted in men’s wisdom or opinion rather than in God’s, and because of that we can be swerved into a dangerous direction unconsciously. However, this book caught my attention because of its main theme; biblical women. I thought it would be a wonderful experience to view these remarkable women through another woman’s eyes and gain more insight about womanhood.

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