Moment of getting knowledge and its consequence

Man knew that The Word of God brought life and order and got their mind wondering if they could not become as wise and mighty as God. The inner voice of man or the nachash is of self-esteem and brings deception when allowing oneself to be carried away by the temptation, falling into trickery, treachery,and insincerity.

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Because unless a choice is offered, there cannot be any limited* will of humanity. If only good choices were present, then we would not have the power of choice, we would be robots following all the right orders. God didn’t want robots, but children after His own heart.{Why would God put Adam and Eve in a situation to fail?}

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Adam and Eve – Workshop of Jacob Jordaens (1593–1678) – National Museum in Warsaw

The chavah was deceived by her own thoughts she let master herself. To represent this the storyteller Moshe used figuratively the word nachash or deception which also became represented by a snake or serpent. Deceived in the transgression she took the zachar with her in the fall by letting him going for excuses and lies.

1 Timothy 2:14 OJB  And Adam was not deceived, but the isha, having been deceived, has come to be in averah (transgression).

Adam ate also from the fruit of the Tree of knowledge of good and evil, and should have remembered that God had warned them they were going to die when they ate from the Etz HaChayyim (Tree of Life) and the Etz HaDa’as Tov v’Rah (Tree of moral).

At first the ish and isha (man and woman), the  man having felt lonely, without an helper got the mannin taken from his rib. Bone of his bones and flesh of the zachar’s flesh the person taken out of the red earth’s person was to be called “mannin” or “woman,” for she was taken out of man. The chavah feeling total part of her partner felt no shame for him. Both were naked, not in need of any covering, but once they ate from the tree which brought knowledge of good and evil, feelings of shame came up in their mind.

Genesis 2:20-25 OJB  And the adam gave shemot to all behemah, and to the oph HaShomayim, and to every beast of the sadeh; but for Adam there was not found an ezer for him.  (21)  And Hashem Elohim caused a tardemah (deep sleep) to fall upon the adam, and he slept; and He took from one of his tzalelot (sides, ribs), and closed up the basar in the place thereof;  (22)  And the tzela (rib), which Hashem Elohim had taken from the adam, made He an isha, and brought her unto the adam.  (23)  And the adam said, This is now etzem of my etzem, and basar of my basar; she shall be called Isha, because she was taken out of Ish.  (24)  Therefore shall an ish leave his av and his em, and shall cleave unto his isha: and they shall be basar echad.  (25)  And they were both arummim (naked ones), the adam and his isha, and were not ashamed.

The isha wondering why Elohim did not want them to eat from the tree, made her not trust Jehovah and being curious how her eyes would be opened, she hoped to be as elohim, knowing good and evil, and as such to be on the same level with her Maker. Her inner being wanted demur Elohim (becoming in the likeness of the Most High).

Genesis 3:1-7 IAV  Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which YY Elohim had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath Elohim said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?  (2)  And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:  (3)  But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, Elohim hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.  (4)  And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:  (5)  For Elohim doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as elohim, knowing good and evil.  (6)  And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.  (7)  And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

The fruit which had looked beautiful and tasty, eaten in the hope to have the chochmah or wisdom like her Maker had Wisdom, having it shared with her husband they right away saw what they had done, and realized they were naked. Then out of shame or embarrassment for each other, they wanted to be covered and they sewed fig leaves together.

Their nakedness represented the fact that they were oblivious to evil, not knowing where the traps lay. Shrewdness or subtleness is not evil in itself (indeed, one of the purposes of the Bible is to make believers so, according to Prov. 1:4, where עָרְמָה shrewdness, is often translated “prudence”). But here the shrewd mind brought the nekevah to go over to an act which was asked to her not to do. With her questioning mind she brought it to an evil purpose, going in against the Wishes of the Most High Maker. Such an act we call sinning and the result of the handling an averah (sin or  transgression).

The hope of the isha to become like God, brought the woman and her man to an act of adversary or rebellion against God. By desiring to be like the Most High disaster or ruin came over them.

Man had to know that The Word of God brought life and order; but the inner voice of man or the nachash is of self-esteem bringing deception when allowing oneself to be carried away by the temptation, falling into trickery, treachery,and insincerity. By letting his mind going into questioning the Word of God foxiness came into them and by it treacherous cunning and skillful deceit came to be part of mankind. Guile was the result of their trying to attain a false goal. By the nachash, having followed their own wrong thoughts chaos and death came into the life of humankind.

From then onwards man had to know that temptation can come in disguise, quite unexpectedly, from all sides and in all sorts of forms. But always it is man himself who is responsible for their act giving in to the temptation or resisting it. Each human being has the free choice to choose either to follow his or her own ideas or to follow the most sensible way of thought of truth. Each living being has received the free will and ability to make a choice. Each being is personally responsible for their own choice.

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Preceding articles

From nothingness, except an eternal Being, the Ruach brought into being

From dust and breath into living beings

Orders for the first human beings and Rebellion against their Maker

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Additional reading

  1. Necessity of a revelation of creation 2 Organisation of a system of things
  2. The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #3 With his partner
  3. The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #4 The Fall
  4. A multifold of elements in creation and a bad choice made
  5. Forbidden Fruit in the Midst of the Garden 1
  6. First mention of a solution against death 3 Tempter Satan and man’s problems
  7. Looking for something or for the Truth and what it might be and self-awareness
  8. Good and bad things in this world
  9. Why do we need a ransom?

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Further reading

  1. Why would God put Adam and Eve in a situation to fail?
  2. Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil.
  3. Adam and Eve sinned in Eden – and caused physical death on their posterity
  4. It is all good
  5. choking on the air in eden

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