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Title: The Six Falls
Author(s): STONE, Michael E.
Journal: Revue des Études Arméniennes
Volume: 41    Date: 2022   
Pages: 399-422
DOI: 10.2143/REA.41.0.3291894

Abstract :
The article considers the Legend or Story of the Cheirograph of Adam as one of a number of Fall stories told in the biblical and apocryphal literature. The idea of a Fall implies that those who fell lost a state of being or a specific quality, and that those who tell the story regret that loss. Sometimes the stories also speak of the hope for a future reversal or rectification of the particular Falls. The article discusses these diverse Falls and consequently how people understood their place in the narrative of history they regarded themselves as living out? These falls, including the Fall of Adam and Eve in Paradise, their second fall, that of the Cheirograph, the Tower of Babel and other events were part of the Embroidered Bible’s central narrative. Those who narrated them saw the various Fall events, both biblical and extrabiblical, as a parts of a single 'history' of the past. I have identified six Falls in the primordial history of humankind; and they are discussed in 'biblical chronological' order.

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