Garden of Eden, Expulsion of Adam and Eve, 1493

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Hand-colored woodcut depicting the fall and expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise, Nuremberg Chronicles, plate 7, by Michel Wolgemut (1493). Adam and Eve, according to the creation myth of Abrahamic religions, were the first man and woman. The story of Adam and Eve is central to the belief that God created human beings to live in a Paradise on earth, although they fell away from that state and formed the present world full of suffering and injustice. It provides much of the scriptural basis for the doctrine of Original Sin, an important belief in Christianity, although not shared by Judaism or Islam.