Genesis 3 (NKJV)
23 therefore the Lord God sent him out of the garden of Eden to
till the ground from which he was taken.
24 So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east
of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every
way to the tree of life.
From the National Review, November 19, 2007:
They walk to the very edge of paradise,
having already betrayed their loving Lord,
ashamed, yet willing to pay whatever the price.
They pass the Cherubim, the flaming sword,
then see the lovely world beneath their feet.
It's beautiful. But Eve knows in her heart
the sun's burning too bright in a world replete
with thorns and sweat, thistles, and dust-thou-art.
This is the battlefield, the fallen place
where Satan and his legions lie within,
in wait, with death, with every other disgrace,
within a world now indundate with sin,
she whispers, softly, "What have we done?"
by William Baer
"I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the
beginning; it is better to live outside the
Garden with her than inside it without her."
(Paraphrase) Where Eve was, there was
From Adam's Diary, by Mark Twain
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