The identity of the serpent
Raymond de Hoop
rdehoop at tref.nl
Tue Aug 29 09:35:47 EDT 2000
Regarding the identity of the serpent as satan (as some want to have it),
it puzzles me that the serpent was the most subtle from all the living of
the field, that the Lord God made (Gen 3:1).
So God created satan?
Interesting, but *that* does the narrator not tell us. The serpent is just
a creature, made by the Lord God. Any other conclusion going behind that,
is trying to get rid of the fact that the possibility of choosing against
God's rules, was aparently a creation of the Holy One himself.
Dr Raymond de Hoop
NL-9745 CA Groningen
Phone: (XX-31)-(0)50 553 01 15
E-mail: rdehoop at tref.nl
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