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Eve and the Identity of Women: 7. Eve & Lilith

Eve and the Identity of Women: 7. Eve & Lilith
In an effort to explain inconsistencies in the Old Testament, there developed in Jewish literature a complex interpretive system called the midrash which attempts to reconcile biblical contradictions and bring new meaning to the scriptural text. 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. Lilith also personified licentiousness and lust. Lilith?

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Bronze Age history off by 100 years Provided Trenchmaster Vronwy Hankey and foreman Antonis Zidianakis excavate storage jars from the Minoan settlement Myrtos-Pyrgos. The jars were analyzed in the Cornell study using radiocarbon analyses. Separated in history by 100 years, the seafaring Minoans of Crete and the mercantile Canaanites of northern Egypt and the Levant (a large area of the Middle East) at the eastern end of the Mediterranean were never considered trading partners at the start of the Late Bronze Age. Until now. Cultural links between the Aegean and Near Eastern civilizations will have to be reconsidered: A new Cornell University radiocarbon study of tree rings and seeds shows that the Santorini (or Thera) volcanic eruption, a central event in Aegean prehistory, occurred about 100 years earlier than previously thought.

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No Acid Burn for Naked Mole Rats The naked mole rat, native to East Africa, has no shortage of quirky biological features: it resides underground in near darkness, lacks hair, lives for more than 2 decades, and doesn't develop cancer. Now, another one of its unusual traits has been explained—its inability to feel pain from acid. The adaptation allows the mole rats to thrive in their communal tunnels, where acid levels rise because excess carbon dioxide builds up as the animals exhale. "Understanding more about how pain pathways work is critical to developing new ways to treat pain," says the lead author of the new study, neuroscientist Ewan St. John Smith of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Germany. Smith and his colleagues previously discovered that when they injected small amounts of acid into the paw of a naked mole rat, the animals showed no response.