- If the serpent was so crafty (Gen 3:1), why didn't he suggest to Adam and Eve that they eat of the tree of life first, then from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil?
- Why did Adam wait to name Eve until after the fall (Gen 3:20)? She was "the woman" before that.
- After the fall God cursed the serpent and the ground but not Adam or Eve. Was the fall not a curse for mankind?
- In Gen 2:17 God says "but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die." Since the word "day" used here (yowm) was the same as the seven days of creation a literal translation would suggest that God lied because Adam and the woman did not die in the 24 hour period after they ate of the fruit.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Questions in Genesis...
I've been mulling on these questions recently. Any ideas would be appreciated....