What Biblical story is Voltaire re-enacting?

Candide, chapter one. In the fifth paragraph.

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Candide's expulsion from the idyllic castle of Westphalia in the opening chapter is a thinly veiled re-enactment of Adam and Eve's exile from the Garden of Eden and the scene of original sin.