SATURDAY—I escaped last Tuesday night, and traveled two days, and built me another shelter in a secluded place, and obliterated my tracks as well as I could, but she hunted me out by means of a beast which she has tamed and calls a wolf, and came making that pitiful noise again, and shedding that water out of the places she looks with.
Mark Twain announced he translated Extracts from Adam’s Diary (1904) from Adam’s original hieroglyphics. The extracts are humorous but often deviate from Scripture. This article comments on several Diary entries.
Click 2011.01 Adam’s Diary 3
to view the article as a PDF and/or to download it.
Tags: Adam’s Diary, Adam, Eve, Mark Twain, marriage, sin, death, Christ, evolutionism, teeth, rib, bone graft, forbidden fruit, snake, Genesis.
©William T. Pelletier, Ph.D.
Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.” And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name. And the man gave names to all the cattle, and to the birds of the sky, and to every beast of the field, but for Adam there was not found a helper suitable for him. So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh at that place. And the LORD God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man. And the man 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.” For this cause a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.
|Previous column||Next column|
|2010.12 World’s Most Titled Man||2011.02 Where Did Cain Get His Valentine?|