Essay on Eve's Role in the Bible

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Eve’s Role in the Bible

Eve, she was said to be the wife of Adam at the beginning of Genesis. Eve was created in the Garden of Eden to be the wife of Adam, as he was lonely. As a result, God decides that, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him. And God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man (Genesis 2:21–22).

According to Genesis 2:18 and 2:20, Eve was created to be a 'helper' for Adam. Did the biblical author intend Eve’s role to imply the subordination of women to men? Reading the Bible with all it’s many versions
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She said to him: We are both equal, because we are both created from the earth. But they did not listen to each other (LilithLibrary.com). Lilith in this version of the tale leaves Adam. Adam prays to God and tells him what has happened. God sends angels after her to convince her to come back nonetheless with a consequence.

So, Lilith in according to this version of the Bible is punished by God for not being submissive to Adam. According to accompanying legends, Lilith was cursed and turned into a succubus. God created Eve as an afterthought out of Adam's rib, in order to make her more submissive. Lilith's descendants and Eve's descendants mingled together and bred, and God decreed that Lilith is to kill all of her descendants, except for those protected by an amulet. This belief that Lilith will come to slay young children is still held in awe today in many cultures (LilithLibrary.com).

References
Harris, S.L. (2007). Understanding the Bible (7th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.
Holy Bible: King James Version.
Lilith. Retrieved from the Lilith Gallery on August 2, 2008 from http://www.lilithgallery.com
Lorenzini, D. Massimiliano. (2006). The Role of Women in Church. Retrieved from Frontline Ministries on August 2, 2008 from

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