Expulsion and Exile

Genesis 3:22-24

Works of art by Masaccio, Richard of Haldingham and Lafford [Richard de Bello], and Damien Hirst
Commentaries by Elizabeth S. Dodd

Genesis 3:22-24

Bible passage (Revised Standard Version)

22 Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever”— 23therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken. 24He drove out the man; and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.