An Exegesis Of Genesis 3 Essay

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The following essay I will be conducting an exegesis of Genesis 3; 1-12 in its ancient and modern context. I will be analysing themes that run throughout the text and the importance of these themes in identifying the meaning of this passage. Genesis 3 revolves around the fall of creation, in this essay I will analysing the fall and the roles the characters play in the fall and evaluate the fall of humanity and the implications this has modern society.
Serpent is repeated throughout the Bible for example, Deuteronomy 32:33 (“Their wine is the venom of serpents, the deadly poison of cobras.”) and Job 20; 14 (“yet his food will turn sour in his stomach; it will become the venom of serpents within him.”) These are a few examples of this repetition , suggests that the serpent is important within the Bible however he is always mentioned in reference to evil. The serpent plays an important role in this passage , as he the instigator of the fall in which he tempts Eve to eat from the forbidden tree. He challenges the credibility of God by convincing Eve to eat from the tree, which presents God as being devious which contradicts the omnibenevolent God presented by Christianity. John E. Toews agrees as he argues that at the conclusion of the dialogue the issue is can God be trusted? Has God been completely truthful with humans? A pious question about God is really a very cunning question because it forces the woman to render a judgment about God. The serpent could be seen as a
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