Eve: An Interfaith Discussion at the Bode-Museum, Berlin

At the Bode-Museum in Berlin, a single artwork of Eve provides a starting point for an interfaith discussion between members of the three main Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam).

Together, Professor Ben Quash, an Anglican priest and Professor of Christianity and the Arts at King’s College London, Professor Dr Mira Sievers, Junior Professor of Islamic Theology at the Humboldt University of Berlin, and Rabbi Gesa Shira Ederberg, Rabbi for the Jewish Community of Berlin, discuss the figure of Eve from the point of view of their respective traditions.

Artwork under discussion: Unknown German artist (Nuremberg), Adam and Eva (The Fall of Man), 1514, Solnhofener limestone, 14.9 x 9 cm x 1.2 cm, Inv. Nr. 805.

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Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel (Genesis 4), from the Ashburnham Pentateuch (Tours Pentateuch; Codex Turonensis) by Unknown artist

Genesis 3:16, 20; 4:1–2
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The Fall, Adam and Eve Tempted by the Snake, from the Diptych of the Fall and the Redemption, left wing by Hugo van der Goes
The Garden of Eden with the Fall of Man by Jan Brueghel the Elder and Peter Paul Rubens
Adam and Eve by Titian

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The Expulsion from the Garden of Eden by Masaccio
Hereford Mappa Mundi by Richard of Haldingham and Lafford [Richard de Bello]
Adam and Eve (Banished from the Garden) by Damien Hirst

Genesis 3:22–24
Expulsion and Exile

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