Take Away the Whisky
DESCRIPTION: "Take away the whisky, coffee and the tea; Cold water is the drink for me. Our father Adam and our mother Eve They had no reason to believe That tea was for a medicine and coffee for a cold, And it appears that they loved for more than 900 years."
EARLIEST DATE: 1947 (Hubbard)
KEYWORDS: religious drink
FOUND IN: US(Ro)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Hubbard, #214, "Take Away the Whisky" (1 short text)
NOTES [77 words]: In Genesis 5:5, it is said that Adam lived to the age of 930. However, Eve's age at her death is never stated -- indeed, Eve is not mentioned at all in Genesis 5, from the "P" source, and the "J" source, which does talk about Eve, has no information about either Eve's or Adam's lifespans, other than that they were doomed to die. Thus, even if we take the Bible literally, we have no clue whatsoever about how long Adam and Eve were involved with each other. - RBW
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