Tag: adam and eve

The Origins of “The Cherry Tree Carol”

12/03 | “The Cherry Tree Carol” is a Christmas carol that first appeared in 13th-century England; an American version was discovered in Appalachia in the 20th century. Stonehill College Biblical scholar Mary   Read more…

Posted in Post-Biblical Period.

How the Serpent Became Satan

10/13 | The serpent in the Garden of Eden is portrayed as just that: a serpent. The story in Genesis 2–3 contains no hint that he embodies the devil, Satan or any   Read more…

Posted in Bible Interpretation.

Should We Take Creation Stories in Genesis Literally?

10/12 | Were the creation stories in Genesis meant to be taken literally? Maybe not, says Biblical scholar Shawna Dolansky in her Biblical Views column “The Multiple Truths of Myths” in the   Read more…

Posted in Bible Interpretation.


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