The Year of the Flood!
There are a host of biblical allusions, characters, hymns, biblical verses in the Bible.
The obvious ones are Adam and Eve and the place the Gardeners live

I will try to upload the specific references and allusions later.
However, it is difficult to plainly define the allusions of the Bible as it appears Margaret is knowledgeable of the Bible but does not 
wholly agree with the Bible. Therefore, at many times, she changes the core value of the Bible and changes some of the meanings and tells the stories in a different tone and manner.

In fact, although the Gardeners appear to represent the Judeo-Christianity at first, the Gardeners themselves are mixed with the theology of
"Buddhism mixed with drug-induced visions, New Age mysticism."

4/22/2011 06:36:22 pm

At first, two iron wires connected each pair of telephones. Then switchboards brought phone wires into one location. Other inventions - the vacuum tube to amplify sound, and coaxial cables to link long distances on land and under the seas -- greatly expanded phone service. Transistors replaced the old vacuum tubes, and by the 1960s communications satellites eliminated the necessity of landlines. Today, bundles of glass fibers carry calls on laser beams of light.


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