Dying surely die.....

Bill Ross wross at farmerstel.com
Mon Aug 28 17:24:42 EDT 2000


<Anatasia>
¿Eve's death not mentioned?
Everybody focusing on Adam's death, is there any mention of Eve's death?
¿Prohibition was on Adam only?

<Bill>
Eve had not yet been extracted from Adam at the time the original
prohibition was given.

We do not know from Scripture how she received the commandment.

* Perhaps she recieved the command again directly from God
* or received it in tact from Adam, then extrapolated
* or perhaps Adam messed it up prior to passing it on

We do know that it is not the NT that credits her with giving it to Adam,
but Genesis. Further, it is Genesis again that describes the fact that she
was decieved before misleading Adam.:

Gen 3:6 ¶ And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that
it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she
took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with
her; and he did eat. {pleasant: Heb. a desire}

She experienced the direct effects of the fruit, the shame and the
consequences.

It seems that God uses "man" and "he" as inclusive language to refer to them
both:

Gen 3:
22 ¶ And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know
good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the
tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
23  Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till
the ground from whence he was taken.

Bill Ross




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