My son, to whose house we are going for a Father’s Day barbecue, said he would like an apple pie. Now apple season is not here yet, but his ingenious mother, my wife, found a place that sold frozen apple pies. It was unbaked, and I got the task (the pie man) of baking it. It turned out a nice, almost golden brown.
I have also authored a book on evolution, that famous departure from Eve’s apple. As my former student, Steve Israel, once implied at a teachers’ conference he attended, I was good at teaching literature. Believe me, the Garden of Eden is great literature. Not exactly science, though. But if you know that truth can be an analogy, it’s great.
We humans speak often symbolically and with analogy. The Bible authors must be allowed the same.