The story of the sin of Adam and Eve, as it is unfolding in the third chapter of Genesis, is well known. Simplistically summarized, the story relates how God had forbidden Adam from eating of the Tree of Knowledge, good and bad, warning him that ”on the day that thou eat of it thou shall surely die” (Genesis 2:17). Seduced by the serpent, Eve, Adam’s madam, defies God’s command and also convince Adam to join the party. As a result of the sin, God imposes custom-made penalties on the serpent, the woman and the man, and expel Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden lest they also ate from the Tree of Life and would live forever (Genesis 3:22-24). The whole story of the sin is described beginning at Genesis 2:15-17 and continuing to its end at Genesis 3:1-24.
Many interpretations have been offered for this story. The article, linked below, offers a new and innovative interpretation:
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