Eve

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We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

Eve (Hebrew: חַוָּה‎, Classical Hebrew: Ḥawwāh, Modern Israeli Hebrew: Khavah, Arabic: حواء‎, Syriac: ܚܘܐ, Tigrinya: ሕይዋን? or Hiywan) is a figure in the Book of Genesis in the Hebrew Bible, in most Abrahamic traditions identified as the first woman. "Eve" in the Hebrew language is Ḥawwāh, meaning: "living one" or "source of life", and is related to ḥāyâ, "to live", derived from the Semitic root ḥyw.

See also:
Adam

Quotes[edit]

Quotes from works of literature of the character "Eve"
  • We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

Quotes about Eve[edit]

And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. ~ Genesis
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When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. ~ Genesis
The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. ~ Genesis
  • God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
  • And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
  • When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
    And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden.
    And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
    And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
    And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
    And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
    And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
  • Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living. Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them. And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
  • When our first parents were driven out of Paradise, Adam is believed to have remarked to Eve: "My dear, we live in an age of transition".
  • Oh, Adam was a gardener and God who
    made him sees
    That half a proper gardener’s work is done
    upon his knees.
    • Rudyard Kipling, in “The Routledge Dictionary of Religious & Spiritual Quotations”, p.84
  • Adam and Eve had many advantages but the principal one was, that they escaped teething.
    • Mark Twain, in “The Routledge Dictionary of Religious & Spiritual Quotations”, p.84

All Church Humour[edit]

As soon as Eve ate the apple of wisdom, she reached for the fig leaf.

Anonymous All Church Humour.

  • Surely God must have been disappointed in Adam: He made Eve so different.
    • In p.11
  • The story of Adam and Eve takes a lot of believing. It’s probably just a rib.
    • In p.11
  • The Bible says that the last thing God made was Eve. He must have made her on Saturday night – it shows fatigue.
    • In p.11
  • While Adam slept, Eve from his side arose, Strange, his first sleep should be his last repose.
    • In p.11
  • Surely God must have been disappointed in Adam: He made Eve so different.
    • In p.11
  • Devil was more generous than Adam,
    That never laid the fault upon his madam
    But like a gallant and heroic self,
    Took freely all the crime upon Himself.
    • In p.12
After several days absence from the Garden of Eden, Adam returned to find the lonely Eve sulking and suspicious of his actions. “Really, now darling”, said Adam, “How could you possibly be jealous of me?...
There was a lady of Eden,
Who on apples was quite fond of feeding.
  • After several days absence from the Garden of Eden, Adam returned to find the lonely Eve sulking and suspicious of his actions. “Really, now darling”, said Adam, “How could you possibly be jealous of me? Don’t you realize that I am the first man and you’re the first woman – the only two humans in existence There just are'nt any others”.
    Yes, I know replied Eve. Still...
    Adam was finally able to soothe his wife and soon they both drifted off to sleep. In the midst of the wee dark hours of morning, Eve arose from her sleep, pulled the bearskin covering off Adam and then counted his ribs!
    • In p.12
  • There was a lady of Eden,
    Who on apples was quite fond of feeding.
    She gave one to Adam
    Who said, “Thank you, Madam”,
    And then both skeddaled from Eden
    • In p.12
  • In the Garden of Eden sat Adam,
    Disporting himself with his madam,
    She was filled with elation,
    For in all of creation,
    There was only one man – and she had’m.
    • In p.12
  • An Englishman, a Frenchman, and a Russian were arguing about the nationality of Adam and Eve.
    “They must have been English”, declares the Englishman. "Only a gentleman would share his last apple with a woman.”
    ”They were undoubtedly French", says, the Frenchman. “Who else could seduce a woman so easily?”
    "I think they were Russians", says the Russian. "After all, who else could walk stark-naked, feed on one apple between the two of them and think they are in Paradise?"
    • In p.12

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