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Words and pictures

Pictures of scenes and stories in the Bible can help and sometimes hinder the imagination. Lucas Cranach's depiction of Paradise belongs in the "helping" category. He placed the divine command front and center (God, Adam, and Eve). God seems to be talking. What does God say? Does what God is saying make sense? In the background there is a serpent. He, too, talking. These "conversations" are the topic of chapter 6 in God of Sense.