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in the Bible, first home to humankind. In it were the trees of life and of the knowledge of good and evil. Having eaten the forbidden fruit of the latter tree, AdamAdam
, [Heb.,=man], in the Bible, the first man. In the Book of Genesis, God creates humankind in his image as a species of male and female, giving them dominion over other life.
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 and EveEve
[Heb.,=life], in the Bible, the first woman, wife of Adam and the mother of Cain, Abel, and Seth. Fashioned from Adam's rib, she was beguiled by the serpent into eating the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge.
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 were banished from the garden and God's presence. Eden, often called Paradise, is symbolic of eschatological fertility and bounty. It is also mentioned in the Qur'an.
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However in the Zoroastrian and Islamic thoughts, this concept appears essentially as an existential one; the ideal city is a terrestrial paradise where the ruler 'is a person over whom nobody has any sovereignty whatsoever' (al-Farabi 1985).
Terrestrial paradise, in The Catholic encyclopedia, vol.
Paradise on Earth: the terrestrial paradise in Persian literature, in E.
41) On this basis, the Irish monk-writers ascribed to the souls mali non valde and boni non valde, who both need to face the Judgment, two intermediary places, the land of pains, or the Upper Hell, and the land of the blessed, or the Terrestrial Paradise.
57) In the Voyage of Saint Brendan, when the saint reaches Tir Tairngire (Terra repromissionis sanctorum), which is assimilated to the Terrestrial Paradise, he learns that the island is divided into two regions by a river.
Paul, these Celtic and classical topics were assimilated to several Judeo-Christian themes, such as the Land of Promise, the Land of the Saints, the "sinus Abrahae", and the Terrestrial Paradise.
Dumville is of the opinion that Terrestrial Paradise was the most logical place that medieval writers could attribute to this physical immortality, as opposed to the Celestial Paradise reserved for the spiritual immortal beings such as the angels and the souls of the righteous.
Adamnan's Terrestrial Paradise is then a land where the souls of the righteous, not in human but in bird form, await for the Last Day.
As in the already cited medieval legends about the Terrestrial Paradise situated at the end of the marvellous India, (63) the garden and the mansions of the City of God dwell on a high mountain, "Mons gaudi" (Dante will reuse this solution placing the Terrestrial Paradise on the top of the mountain of the Purgatory).
After the lower or Terrestrial Paradise comes the Celestial Kingdom of God.
These later generations of artists also seem to have responded to his vision of a vernacular Eden, a terrestrial paradise synthesized from observation and preconception, filtered through memory and an understanding of the adventurous art of the recent past.
She would marry "Miguel," the reconquistador of Spain, and become Queen; the Papacy itself would relocate to Toledo, sometime after Miguel had recovered Jerusalem from Islam and at the onset of a terrestrial paradise leading to the end of the universe.

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