When the original analysis of the DNA in the mitochondria of modern humans was carried out, the results suggested that all modern humans share the DNA of a single individual female who lived a few hundred thousand years ago. This female was named Eve in reference to the Creation story in the Book of Genesis in the Bible (see also Bible).
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Both have different venues in cities across the country on Christmas Eve (and in some cases, Christmas night, too).The Craziest Date Night for Single Jews, Where Mistletoe Is Ditched for Shots|Emily Shire|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Liu was nearing the 20th anniversary of his arrival in America, having landed from China on Christmas Eve, 1994, at the age of 12.
Throughout Christmas eve and day, the world is monitoring with bated breath.
Many will simply stay away from crowds and stay home this Christmas Eve, which could be a very silent night indeed.
So here, for your Christmas Eve pleasure, are 20 of my favorites, 10 from the ecclesiastical division and 10 secular.
Eve, too, lovely as she is, seems to bear no likelihood of resemblance to Milton's superb mother of mankind.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
And when cool silence came again, Hugh begged that the two would have their Christmas Eve dinner with him, at his hotel.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
He makes love to her, just because it is the nature of a lusty son of Adam to make love to a pretty daughter of Eve.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
If God put a "will" on Adam's back, and the will followed the beckoning finger of Eve, whose fault was that?God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
Were going to take Patrick down to the pond with us to keep up the fires while were skating, Eve told Laura.The Girls of Central High on the Stage|Gertrude W. Morrison