Friday, January 20, 2006

The world's oldest profession?

"Sir," writes a Telegraph reader, "I am continually reading,
particularly of late, that prostitution is the 'oldest profession'.
This is not so. The oldest profession is that of a gardener, or
horticulturist. In the Bible, Genesis 2:8 reads, 'God planted a
garden eastward in Eden', and 2:15: 'Then the Lord God took the man
[Adam] and put him in the garden to tend and keep it'. I rest my


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