|Saturday, August 18, 2012||(Comment)|
The creation of Woman, and the Seventh Day (Neoclassical Version)
And on the seventh day God rested from all his work which he had made. Therefore God said, “The seventh part of men shall be idle: though they desire to work, yet shall they be paupers; for none shall hire them. And every one that is hired shall work without ceasing, lest he be cast out among the paupers, and a pauper take his place.”
. . . And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and 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 unto the woman, “This is my garden. If thou wilt toil therein, thou shalt pay rent; and whosoever will pay more rent than thou, the same shall have thy portion of the garden in thy stead.”
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall become a burden upon the State, and no woman shall accept him for an husband; for he hath no place to toil.
— Genesis 2:2–3,21–24; Neoclassical
[first published Feb.24 & Mar.16, 2002].
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