The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise

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Title

The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise

Subject

The Archangel Michael, as the agent of the Lord’s wrath, expels the first sinners from Eden

Description

Overhead, a sharp ray of light cuts through the air in reference to God’s “flaming sword” in the Book of Genesis. While Eve implores forgiveness, Adam covers his face to hide his sobbing. They wear fur robes because God clothed them in “coats of skins” so that they could stand unashamed in his presence. Satan’s serpent, now cursed, slithers away on its belly to eat dust.

Creator

Benjamin West

Date

1779

Contributor

Rhea Ganguli

Files

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Citation

Benjamin West, “The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise,” Enlightenmens, accessed January 28, 2023, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/724.

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