Wednesday, 22 March 2017


I thought it would be good to add some illustrations to my Fall PowerPoint. Specifically the curse/promise.

The snake bit is easy:
‘Cursed are you above all livestock
    and all wild animals!
You will crawl on your belly
    and you will eat dust
    all the days of your life. 
And I will put enmity
    between you and the woman,
    and between your offspring and hers;
he will crush your head,
    and you will strike his heel.’

Adam is easy:
‘Cursed is the ground because of you;
    through painful toil you will eat food from it
    all the days of your life. 
It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
    and you will eat the plants of the field. 
By the sweat of your brow
    you will eat your food
until you return to the ground,
    since from it you were taken;
for dust you are
    and to dust you will return.’

Eve, on the other hand...
‘I will make your pains in childbearing very severe;
    with painful labour you will give birth to children.
Your desire will be for your husband,
    and he will rule over you.’
No-one even seems to agree about what this means (never mind it being tricky to illustrate for kids.)

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