K. Donelaitis writes about the unpleasantness of nudity. The fruit opened Adam and Eve’s eyes and they realized they were naked. Clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson claims, that such phrasing in the Bible claims that “it’s perfectly natural and normal for people to be ashamed of their nakedness,” because otherwise, nothing would have to be said about its absence. J.
Peterson states, that naked means vulnerable and easily damaged. “Naked means unprotected and unarmed in the jungle of nature and man.” Nakedness shows the vulnerability of humans and their, flawless.Later K. Donelaitis writes about the offsprings of Adam and Eve. Not only the parents suffer from difficulties in bringing them up, their lives are more filled with sorrow as one brother murders the other. The firstborn Cain was a farmer, while younger Abel was a shepherd. Cain murdered his brother because God favored Abel’s sacrifice instead of Cain’s .
It worth stressing the importance of language in both: the Seasons and the Bible. K. Donelaitis writes in Lithuanian language in order to preserve and educate the readers.
Also, dactylic hexameter that was common for Antiquity poets makes it more interesting to read. And, due to the usage of Slavic words, harder to understand, but close to one’s soul. On several occasions, we encounter the language in the Bible. First and foremost, God is the language: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Also, Lord creates not by waving a magic wand but by a manner of speaking: “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” Humans could communicate with God in the Garden of Eden, however, after the fall of man they not only could’t talk to God, different tribes could not communicate among themselves.
As they wanted to build a city and a tower to reach God’s Kingdom, Almighty had other plans: “And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.” Since then we speak differently. But, as the Bible shows, even though there was the fall of man, Jesus not only redeems the humanity, after the Resurrection, he shows up to the apostles and gives them a chance to understand all the people.
“And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” In Christianity, things come back where they started. In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve were not only the first humans, they were the first sinners. And their wrongdoings had to be undone by those who did not sin: the so-called New Eve – Virgin Mary who gave the birth to the New Adam – Jesus Christ. Before the redemption, the souls of both righteous and unrighteous were in Sheol – a place of darkness where all dead souls go to.
They could not enter the Heaven and experience bliss. Only because of the sacrifice of Jesus Chris this becomes possible. And so, just as in the last passage, even though there are difficult times for humans or humanity, there are some days: “When joy again fills a long-suffering heart.” And, as Kristijonas Donelaitis would teach, those days will be of eternal spring and joy for the righteous after their hardships on Earth are over.