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Genesis 3:22-24

Here is Alter’s translation of these final verses in the narrative: “And the LORD God said, Now that the human has become like one of us, knowing good and evil, he may reach out and take as well from the … Continue reading

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Genesis 3:20-21

Alter renders these two verses as follows: 20 And the human called his woman’s name Eve, for she was the mother of all that lives. 21 And the Lord God made skin coats for the human and his woman, and he … Continue reading

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Genesis 3:16-19

KJV:  16 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. NET Translation:  To … Continue reading

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Genesis 3:14-15

These verses transition into what became, in the text’s Christian afterlife, one of the most important passages of Genesis: the curses and consequences. But to begin with, let’s look at them apart from their Pauline afterlife and see what they … Continue reading

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Guilt and Interrogation

I apologize for only providing notes. Verse 8: “In the cool of the day” = “in the breath / wind of the day.” I wonder whether this has any connection to God breathing the breath of life into Man: he … Continue reading

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Genesis 3:6-7, The Moment (Part 2)

Some further notes, on verse 7.

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Genesis 3:6-7, The Moment (part 1)

This section is really the lynchpin of our whole text; setting aside our large question about the meaning (or lack thereof) of a “Fall” in the Old Testament, these two verses are the axis around which all else in the narrative … Continue reading

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