Mythology of Eden: The Originspb

Mythology of Eden: The Originspb

by Arthur George, Elena George


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The biblical story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden is a cornerstone of Western civilization, yet there are still many mysteries concerning its origins and meaning. In The Mythology of Eden, Arthur and Elena George utilize new historical and archaeological discoveries to reveal how the story’s author uses veiled symbolism and mythological storytelling to convey his message about the most profound questions of human existence regarding the divine, life, death, and immortality. This innovative book offers an interdisciplinary interpretation of the Eden story that delves into incorrect assumptions and brings to light details that have previously gone unnoticed. The Mythology of Eden provides a new understanding of the story of Adam and Eve and illuminates the story’s role and meaning in our modern world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761862888
Publisher: Hamilton Books
Publication date: 05/23/2014
Pages: 458
Sales rank: 643,288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Arthur George is a prizewinning author, historian, and independent scholar with a background in mythology and the history and culture of the ancient Near East. He frequently lectures at scholarly conferences on these subjects.

Elena George is a prizewinning author and screenwriter with a background in mythology, linguistics, religion, and spirituality.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Mythology and the Eden Story
Chapter 1: Who Wrote the Eden Story?
Chapter 2: How the World of Palestine Led to Eden
Chapter 3: The Genesis of Yahweh and His Wife, and Their Divorce
Chapter 4: The Creation, the Garden in Eden, and its Restoration
Chapter 5: The Creation of Adam
Chapter 6: The Sacred Trees, the Cherubim, and the Flaming Sword
Chapter 7: The Serpent Whose Powers Yahweh Usurped
Chapter 8: Eve: The Hidden Goddess in the Garden
Chapter 9: The Transgression and Our Transformation
Epilogue: Taking the Eden Story Personally: Its Meaning for Us Today
Abbreviations Used in Citations
Cited Works and Bibliography

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