Employing both a philological method and often an ingenious imagination, midrashic writings, which reached their height in the 2nd century CE, influenced later Christian interpretations of the Bible. Inconsistencies in the story of Genesis, especially the two separate accounts of creation, received particular attention. Later, beginning in the 13th century CE, such questions were also taken up in Jewish mystical literature known as the Kabbalah. According to midrashic literature, Adam's first wife was not Eve but a woman named Lilith, who was created in the first Genesis account. Only when Lilith rebelled and abandoned Adam did God create Eve, in the second account, as a replacement. At the same time Jehovah created Adam, he created a woman, Lilith, who like Adam was taken from the earth.
The History of Sculpture
Eve and the Identity of Women: 7. Eve & Lilith
The earliest sculpture was probably made to supply magical help to hunters. After the dawn of civilization, statues were used to represent gods. Ancient kings, possibly in the hope of making themselves immortal, had likenesses carved, and portrait sculpture was born. The Greeks made statues that depicted perfectly formed men and women. Early Christians decorated churches with demons and devils, reminders of the presence of evil for the many churchgoers who could neither read nor write. From its beginnings until the present, sculpture has been largely monumental. In the 15th century, monuments to biblical heroes were built on the streets of Italian cities, and in the 20th century a monument to a songwriter was built in the heart of New York City.
The Bible records how Abraham came from Ur Gen During a famine, he migrated to Egypt Gen His sons and grandsons chose wives, for the most part, from among the Aramaeans, bedouins desert nomads who lived in the region of Syria cf. Joseph, his brothers and their descendents Gen Law codes in the ancient Near East — including those of Urukagina B.
Under the sculpture is a Buddhist monastery!! What is a Statue? Definition and Characteristics A statue is a freestanding sculpture which depicts a person or group of people.