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59, 61; Montaschar and Sintes, portraits of the couple in bas relief above a 1996: 157; Beckwith, 1979: 44, 46, no. 29. Soprintendenza Archeologica, delle Province di CREATION OF EVE AND THE FALL Napoli e Caserta, Museo Archeologica Nazionale di Napoli, inv. no. 6563 Created from Adam's rib to be his helper and com panion, Eve was enticed by the serpent to eat of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, and then This fragment was originally part of the right side of a sarcophagus. The surviving piece bears the edge pe rs uaded Adam to taste the fruit too.

343; pI. XVIII; Finney, 1995. ® raised right hand. His left hand rests on the back of 30 EASTERN AMULET DEPICTING THE SACRIFICE OF ISAAC Isaac, whose hands are tied behind him as he stands in front ofthe altar, depicted as a tall structure. The ram appears at the far left; at the upper right corner Limonite appears the hand of God, reaching down towards Eastern Mediterranean Abraham . 3 cm divided into two registers. The top register has four Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem 1156 and half lines of a completely unintelligible Greek An oval limonite amulet with a suspension hole at fields.

And He said, 'Take your son, your only son whom you love, Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah, where you are to offer him as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you'. (Genesis 22: 1-2) harvest festival, during which ceremonial cakes were ABRAHAM AND THE THREE HEAVENLY VISITORS thrown into Abraham's well. This mould may have been used to make such cakes, though according to the art historian Sheila Campbell, its shape might By the terebinths of Mamre, three messengers appeared to the patriarch Abraham, who entertained them ; they informed him that a son would be born to him and to Sarah (Gen .

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