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Tuesday, November 29 2016
The Origin Of Clothing
"They knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons ... Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them"
Humans were created without clothing. So too, at first, when the only humans in existence were the married Adam and Eve, they wore no clothing: "And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed."
"2:21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; 2:22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
The first sin did not involve nakedness or sexuality, but it was about lusting for something. Then the first humans, upon becoming aware of their sin, made themselves clothing of fig leaves and even further hid themselves from the LORD.
The Holy Scriptures do not specify the type of fruit that was off limits on the test tree. The actual Hebrew word, that is translated as "fruit" in those verses (whether referring to the fruit that they were allowed to eat, or to the fruit that was forbidden - it was the same word), is pronounced per-ee; it means fruit from a branch. The forbidden tree could even have just been one, specific fig tree. Hence, "she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons."
"3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. 3:7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
Adam and Eve were then put out of the garden - a place where the weather was always perfectly warm and free of anything hostile. Their lives would however thereafter require warmer, more protective clothing, so "Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them."
"3:21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
See What Will People Be Wearing In Heaven?
This Day In History, November 29
561: King Chlothar I died at Compiegne. His four sons (Charibert I, Guntram, Sigebert I and Chilperic I) divided the Frankish Kingdom, while continuing the Merovingian Dynasty.
1394: Korean king Yi Seong-gye, founder of the Joseon Dynasty, relocated his capital from Kaesong to Hanyang (known today as Seoul). See also Why Was Korea Divided Into North And South?
1612: The Battle of Swally that reduced the Portuguese Empire's control of India.
1760: British forces took possession of Detroit. It was prior to that time a French military and trading colony, founded in 1701 by the French explorer Antoine de la Mothe, sieur de Cadillac (one of his descendants named the Cadillac automobile after him). "Detroit" is a French word that means the straits i.e. in that case referring to the river that flows from Lake Erie to Lake St. Clair (another French name).
1787: King Louis XVI of France granted political recognition of Protestants.
1798: In Canada, the legislature of the Island of St. John voted to change its name to Prince Edward Island.
1812: Napoleon's "Grand Army" crossed the Berezina River in retreat from a disastrous defeat in Russia.
1864: Over 400 Cheyenne and Arapahoe people (women, children and old men - most of the young men were already dead in battles to defend their homelands from the European invaders) who had surrendered, and were told that they could camp there in peace, were massacred by a force of 700 Colorado Militiamen led by Colonel John Chivington at Sand Creek, Colorado. That particular incident of the genocide of Native Americans (among many, many others) is variously known to historians as "the Sand Creek Massacre" or the "Chivington Massacre." See also The First Chinese American War
1922: King Tutankhamen's tomb was opened by archaeologists.
1947: The United Nations General Assembly voted to partition "Palestine" (a word that is merely another pronunciation of "Philistine") into Jewish and Arab territories (see also Israel In History and Prophecy: The Balfour Declaration).
1961: NASA launched a chimpanzee named Enos into Earth orbit. The Russians had already launched the first human into space, Yuri Gagarin, earlier that year, on April 12 1961.
1963: U.S. President Lyndon Johnson appointed Chief Justice Earl Warren to head a commission to investigate the assassination of John F. Kennedy The "Warren Commission" declared that Lee Harvey Oswald was the sole assassin.
1964: The Roman Catholic Church replaced Latin with English in masses in some countries.
1974: A bill to outlaw the Irish Republican Army became law in Britain.
1989: Czechoslovakian dissidents ousted Communist party leader Milos Jakes.