BR 14:02, Apr 1998
The covers of BR are always the most beautiful of the 40-some journals that come into our home each month, and the picture of Eve on the December 1997 cover (see
BR 13:06) is the best ever. BRs art and design directors are to be commended for their increasingly excellent work.
Eve, by the way, is my favorite personage of the Bible. She was eager to learn, unwilling to be limited in what she was allowed to know, and brave in the face of potential punishment. God, in his response to her yen for knowledge, shows his true colors for the first (but certainly not the last) time in the Bible. Eve possessed the best of human qualities; she was curious, courageous and irrepressible. God, on the other hand, was arbitrary, fearful (Genesis 3:22), cruel and vaguely unhinged.
How Did the Gospels Get Their Names?