尺寸：47.28 x 70.85 cm
Title: Genesis 3
Dimension: 47.28 x 70.85 cm
The "Genesis" series consists of 50 works, corresponding to the 50 chapters of the Bible's Genesis.
3 / 50.
3:1 在耶和华 神所造野地所有的活物中，蛇是最狡猾的。蛇对女人说：“ 神真的说过，你们不可吃园中任何树上的果子吗？”3:2 女人对蛇说：“园中树上的果子，我们都可以吃；3:3 只有园中那棵树上的果子， 神曾经说过：‘你们不可吃，也不可摸，免得你们死。’”3:4 蛇对女人说：“你们决不会死；3:5 因为 神知道你们吃那果子的时候，你们的眼睛就开了；你们会像 神一样，能知道善恶。”3:6 于是，女人见那棵树的果子好作食物，又悦人的眼目，而且讨人喜爱，能使人有智慧，就摘下果子来吃了；又给了和她在一起的丈夫，他也吃了。3:7 二人的眼睛就开了，才知道自己是赤身露体的。于是把无花果树的叶子编缝起来，为自己做裙子。3:8 天起凉风的时候，那人和他的妻子听见耶和华 神在园中行走的声音，就藏在园子的树林中，躲避耶和华 神的面。3:9 耶和华 神呼唤那人，对他说：“你在哪里？”3:10 他回答：“我在园中听见你的声音，就害怕；因为我赤身露体，就藏了起来。”3:11 耶和华 神说：“谁告诉你，你是赤身露体呢？难道你吃了我吩咐你不可吃的那树上的果子吗？”3:12 那人说：“你所赐给我、和我在一起的那女人，她把树上的果子给我，我就吃了。”3:13 耶和华 神对女人说：“你作了甚么事呢？”女人说：“那蛇欺哄我，我就吃了。”3:14 耶和华 神对蛇说：“因为你作了这事，就必在所有的牲畜和田野的活物中受咒诅；你要用肚子行走，一生都吃泥土。3:15 我要使你和女人彼此为仇，你的后裔和女人的后裔，也彼此为仇，他要伤你的头，你要伤他的脚跟。”3:16 耶和华 神对女人说：“我要大大增加你怀胎的痛苦，你必在痛苦中生产儿女；你要恋慕你的丈夫，他却要管辖你。”3:17 耶和华 神又对亚当说：“因为你听从了你妻子的话，吃了我吩咐你不可吃的那树上的果子；地就必因你的缘故受咒诅；你必终生劳苦，才能从地里得吃的。3:18 地要给你长出荆棘和蒺藜来；你也要吃田间的蔬菜；3:19 你必汗流满面，才有饭吃，直到你归回地土，因为你是从地土取出来的；你既然是尘土，就要归回尘土。”3:20 亚当给他的妻子起名叫夏娃，因为她是众生之母。3:21 耶和华 神为亚当和他的妻子做了皮衣，给他们穿上。3:22 耶和华 神说：“那人和我们中间的一个相似，能知善恶；现在恐怕他伸出手来，摘取生命树上的果子吃，就永远活着。”3:23 耶和华 神就把他赶出伊甸园，去耕种他自己也是从那里出来的地土。3:24 于是把亚当驱逐出去，又派基路伯在伊甸园的东边，拿着旋转发火焰的剑，把守到生命树去的路。
3:1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”3:2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden,3:3 but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’ ”3:4 “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman.3:5 “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”3:6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.3:7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.3:8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden.3:9 But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”3:10 He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”3:11 And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”3:12 The man said, “The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”3:13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”3:14 So the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, “Cursed are you above all livestock and all wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life.3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring(Or seed) and hers; he will crush(Or strike) your head, and you will strike his heel.”3:16 To the woman he said, “I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.”3:17 To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’ “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life.3:18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field.3:19 By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.”3:20 Adam(Or The man) named his wife Eve,(Eve probably means living.) because she would become the mother of all the living.3:21 The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.3:22 And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.”3:23 So the Lord God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken.3:24 After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side(Or placed in front) of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.
宇宙为何以及如何诞生？为何宇宙大爆炸有一个从无到有的“开始”？为何生命会从“无”诞生到“有”？为何会有复杂、精密的生命的存在？为什么人体内的 DNA 和细胞像微观世界一样复杂而精确，却以高度有序的方式完成其工作，就像被设计和编程的另一个宇宙一样？
In an era where science can nearly explain everything, we have become accustomed to everything that happens in this world and everything around us, no matter how incredible it is, or even accustomed to stop thinking about its incredibility.
Why and how did the universe come from? Why does the universe's big bang have a "start" from nothing? Why is life born from "nothing" to "life"? Why is there complex, sophisticated creatures? Why is the DNA and cells in our body as complex and precise as a microcosm, but complete its work in a highly orderly manner, just like another universe designed and programmed?
Whether it is the elliptical orbit of Comet Halley, the romantic heart-shaped function of Descartes, the graceful golden section of the human body, the Six-sided snowflake falling from the sky, or even a leaf falling, all are wonderful function equations. As big as the universe and as small as snowflakes, divine order can be seen in these formulas.
The explosion brought about destruction. Originally, there was nothing, but the "Big Bang" produced time, matter, and space. There was no gradual development, no transitional forms, but a binary flip, from "non-existence" to "existence." The universe is complex and vast, but it can be described by highly ordered mathematical formulas, gave birth to order and even life. This alone is unbelievable enough to let people explore the truth throughout their lives.
What is the evidence for the "abiogenesis", which is "something can come from nothing"? How to get life from non-life? Why do we still not know how to actually create life from dead stuff, but frankly assume that life can be born from non-life?
The truth behind the universe is so incredible and mysterious, life is so incredible, we are so accustomed to it, we are no longer lamenting the incredibility of all this.
"For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse." Romans 1:20
"The end of science is theology." I believe that although science has its limitations and theology provides the answer, theology is not to explain the deficiency of science, and science alone cannot reach the core of theology. However, science and theology are not opposites, and they do not prevent us from remaining awed on the road to exploring knowledge.
"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands." Psalm 19:1
The magnificent scenery of nature can easily make people awe-inspiring, but I find that even the most slight sceneries that are most overlooked in daily life are also part of the "skies". You can think of "big" naturally from "big", but if you can also see "big" from "small", "big" is even more glorious.
In this series, I am not trying to answer the above questions or to express my views and positions on the above questions. I just saw the "traces" and "majesty" left by the "creator" in some slight scenes that we are accustomed to and even ignore.
Therefore, I created a rule: trying to see "big" from "small" - with awe and curiosity, through daily neglected slight scenes, with “small scale” as the window, to explore and think about the relationship between the universe, life, eternity and creation.
- Boshan Zhou
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