Eve: A Necessary Evil

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There are not too many stories of the Bible that contain women. The few women that I am focusing on, Eve, Delilah, Vashti and the daughters of Lot, are a few of the females considered “bad” to some people. Their stories have given society an idea of what deeds are seen as moral and those that are wrong. All of these women have performed a sinful act, but there are actions that are considered bad and others that could be seen as good.
From the beginning, Eve has represented women and all of women’s characteristics. The commentation Christopher E. Witcombe interprets Eve to be evil and the cause of downfall to all of humanity. He says, “all women are by nature disobedient, guileless, weak-willed, prone to temptation and evil, disloyal, untrustworthy, deceitful, seductive, and motivated in their thoughts and behaviour purely by self-interest”(Witcombe). He gets all of this from the one simple misdeed of Eve at the beginning of her time. Witcombe claims that Genesis advises men to not trust women and even tells women to refrain from trusting themselves. Women are not able to escape being compared to Eve. There are other commentaries that believe Adam and Eve to have been equal when they were created, up until the time that Eve ate from the Tree of Knowledge. Because she sinned,
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If God created humans in His image, then why would he make one gender less significant than the other? In Genesis 3:22 God says, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil.” Knowledge itself isn’t unjust, so how is it reasonable to accuse a person of being bad for gaining awareness? It doesn’t work that way. Although Eve’s action of eating from the tree was against God’s word, it doesn’t make her an evil person. God forgives everyone, and we need to take note of that and remind ourselves that everyone makes mistakes, but that doesn’t make them a bad

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