Learning to thrive in the new life Jesus offers us – 2 Corinthians 5:16-17

Genesis 3

A Better Translation of Genesis 3:16?

October 4th, 2016

In the wake of the controversy surrounding the ESV’s revised translation of Genesis 3:16, Matt Lynch summarises Andrew Macintosh’s 2016 paper on the Hebrew word teshuqah (traditionally translated as “desire” in Genesis 3:6.) Is teshuqah better translated as “single-minded concentration” or “devotion”? Continue reading»

Teshuqah: The Woman’s “Desire” in Genesis 3:16

November 7th, 2015

The Hebrew word teshuqah is rare and obscure, but is usually translated as “desire” in Genesis 3:16: “your desire will be for your husband.” What does this mean? Continue reading»

What Eve’s statement to the serpent tells us

August 7th, 2015

Did God give Adam the responsibility of telling Eve the command about the forbidden fruit as some suggest? Eve’s statement to the serpent in Genesis 3:2-3 may hold the answer. Continue reading»

Was it Adam’s responsibility to relay God’s command to Eve?

December 19th, 2014

Was the first man authorised by God to relay the command about the forbidden fruit to the first woman? What does the Bible say about Adam’s responsibility and authority? Continue reading»

5 questions about Adam’s role in Genesis 2 and 3

August 11th, 2014

In this post I have a go at answering these 5 questions about Adam’s prominence in chapters 2 and 3 of Genesis:
1. Did God call the man only in Genesis 3:9?
2. Is it significant that God spoke to the man first in Genesis 3:9-12?
3. Did God drive the woman out of Eden too in Genesis 3:23-24?
4. Was it Adam’s responsibility to convey God’s command to the woman (Gen. 2:16-17)?
5. Does Adam’s task of naming the animals in Genesis 2:19-20 suggest that he had more authority than the woman? Or even authority over the woman? Continue reading»

Blaming Eve Alone

January 23rd, 2014

Was Eve alone when the serpent spoke to her? Is Eve solely to be blamed for the downfall of mankind? What does Genesis 3:6 say about this?
In this post I give a summary of Julie Parker’s essay, “Blaming Eve Alone: Translation, Omission, and Implications of עמה in Genesis 3:6b” JBL 132, no. 4 (2013). Continue reading»

Women, Eve and Deception

August 19th, 2012

Does the Bible teach that women are more easily deceived, or more deceptive, than men? In this article I take a quick look at what the Bible says about women and deception, and especially at Eve. Continue reading»

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