Eve and Pandora: Myths in Dialogue

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This chapter compares the Greek myth of Pandora and the story of Adam and Eve as it appears in Judaism, utilizing not only the biblical text of Genesis, but also the interpretations found in the Talmud and the Midrash. It thus considers how the two different narratives work from a common basic premise and yet arrive at opposite conclusions about human reality, a result that stems from contrasting attitudes in the mindsets of Greece and Judaism, and that highlights dialogue possible between the two traditions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGender, Creation Myths and their Reception in Western Civilization
Subtitle of host publicationPrometheus, Pandora, Adam and Eve
EditorsLisa Maurice, Tovi Bibring
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBloomsbury academic press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781350212831, 9781350212848
ISBN (Print)9781350212824
StatePublished - 10 Feb 2022

Publication series

NameBloomsbury Studies in Classical Reception

Bibliographical note

יובא בקובץ BIBTEX:
ISBN 978-1-350-21285-5


  • androgynous
  • Eve
  • original sin
  • Pandora
  • serpent
  • slander


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