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Bereshith 3 Fall of man

The Temptation

  1. The most cunning and the most lying one
The Woman, the Man and the Serpent
The Woman, the Man and the Serpent (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Genesis 3:1-5 IAV Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which YY Elohim had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath Elohim said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? (2) And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: (3) But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, Elohim hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. (4) And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: (5) For Elohim doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as elohim, knowing good and evil.

2. The act opening the eyes

Genesis 3:6-7 IAV 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. (7) And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

3. Tricked or deceived and covering-up

Genesis 3:8-13 IAV And they heard the voice of YY Elohim walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of YY Elohim amongst the trees of the garden. (9) And YY Elohim called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? (10) And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. (11) And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I Commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? (12) And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. (13) And YY Elohim said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

4. The judgements

a) For the deceiver, the adversary of God

Genesis 3:14-15 IAV And YY Elohim said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: (15) And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

b) For the woman

Genesis 3:16 IAV Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

c) For the man

Genesis 3:17 IAV And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I Commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

d) For both man and woman

Genesis 3:18-19 IAV Tshofars also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; (19) In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

Genesis 3:20-21 IAV And Adam called his wife’s name Havah; because she was the mother of all living. (21) Unto Adam also and to his wife did YY Elohim make coats of skins, and clothed them.

5. Man having become like the Elohim

Genesis 3:22 IAV And YY Elohim 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:

6. Banned from the Gan Eden

Genesis 3:23-24 IAV Therefore YY Elohim sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. (24) So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden keruvims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.


Preceding articles

Bereshith 2 Man and Woman placed in a Royal Garden

An openingschapter explaining why things are like they are and why we may have hope for better things

Account of origin of man, sin and death

The figure of Adam


Additional reading

  1. Orders for the first human beings and Rebellion against their Maker
  2. Moment of getting knowledge and its consequence
  3. Scattered, broken, thwarted reflection of God
  4. Sources of evil
  5. Fog, brass and light for the eyes
  6. First mention of a solution against death 1 To divine, serpent, opposition, satan and adversary
  7. First mention of a solution against death 2 Harm or no harm and naked truth
  8. First mention of a solution against death 3 Tempter Satan and man’s problems
  9. First mention of a solution against death 4 A seed for mankind
  10. The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #3 With his partner
  11. The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #5 Temptation, assault and curse
  12. The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #6 Curse and solution
  13. Out of the seed of Eve


Further reading

  1. Day 1 – Genesis Chapters 1-3; Learn about the creation of the heavens and the earth!
  2. Trouble in Paradise
  3. What Happened? – Genesis 3:1-7
  4. Genesis 3:1-8 Nothing in our lives is unaffected by Genesis 3 and so much about our relationship to God and others is explained by it.
  5. Genesis 3:9-15 Man falls, but God seeks and redeems.
  6. Genesis 3:16-24 The ramifications of sin are staggering and show God’s promised redemption to be amazing and divine.
  7. S. E. Pierce (1746-1829): Genesis 3:24
  8. Tip of the Day, May 16
  9. The Dark Lord (Part One): Samael, Satan, and the Adversary of God
  10. Love and doubt: the central truth of existence
  11. DailyPearls 24/6/17: Salvatin: The Fall of man
  12. The Greatness of God
  13. Imagination and the Problem of Evil
  14. Was there any death in the garden? Rom 8:20-21
  15. God – not man – put the enmity in place Gen 3:15
  16. Death Anxiety and the Curse of Genesis 3


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