Exegetical Analysis Of Genesis 3: 1-24

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Throughout the story in Genesis, many different scholars in today’s world interpret 3: 1-24 in different ways. The Bible is one of the most controversial topics in the fact that some scholars argue that it should be interpreted as a historical document and should be interpreted literally, while others argue that it is more of a fictional piece that should be interpreted in a figurative matter. There are many stories that are told throughout the Bible that seem almost impossible to be documented as a complete historical event. Throughout this paper the story of Genesis 3:1-24 will be discussed and analyzed to give a better understanding to that God always had the plan to banish mankind from the Garden of Eden to show that humans are mortal, …show more content…
This allows many interpretations to be made and debated. Within each passage, there is both a literal and a figurative meaning, which upon close analysis can be determined. Genesis 3: 1-24, for example, can be understood by simply reading the passage, and can also be found to have multiple hidden meanings. The book of Genesis tells how all things were created by the LORD, beginning with the creation of the world and leading to the depiction of the life of the first man and woman, Adam and Eve. Chapter 3 of the book tells of the origin of sin and its punishment.
3:1-7 explains how the clever serpent convinced Eve to eat from the forbidden tree of knowledge. The serpent manipulated Eve and persuaded her into disobeying God and told her that she would not die if she ate from the tree, but instead would be given great wisdom. The serpent provided an argument in the sense that gaining all this knowledge would be more beneficial and worth Gods punishment. Eve took fruit from the tree, shared it with Adam, and they both ate. Upon receiving the wisdom, Adam and Eve realized they were naked, causing them to make and wear loincloths to cover
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Knowing that they had gone against God’s command and realizing their nakedness, Adam and Eve hid themselves from Him, however He discovered the two of them. They told the Lord that the serpent had tricked them into eating the fruit. God then punished both the snake and the man and woman. The snake and all those like him were cursed, made limbless, and separated from mankind. The woman’s punishment was forever increasing the pain of childbirth and forcing women to be ruled by man. The man’s punishment was to forever toil to find food, and return to dust upon death, for “you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”
The end of Genesis Chapter 3 concerns the tree of life. God chases man and woman out of the Garden of Eden, and places the cherubim and sword flaming in the East to guard the tree from any further disobedience by man. Chapter 3 of Genesis tells of sin, Eve’s misunderstanding of God’s demand, and the punishment that is placed onto

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