to the King James bible, GOD created Adam in his own image using dust from the ground and the breath of life from his own mouth.
Thus, Adam became a living entity sown in the Garden of Eden constructed purposely for his tending.
He was immediately given charge of keeper of the garden, named every beast, cattle and fowl and could eat freely of every tree in the garden.
from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.
“Why not?”, one may ask.
Because, he would surely die!
God told him so.
Adam needed a helper since the beasts did not serve this purpose so while he slept, God removed a rib and constructed woman. Both naked and not ashamed they carried on in the garden
The woman ate fruit from that tree at the urging of a snake. Both were punished when God found out.
Forever to crawl on its belly in the dust for the rest of its life, its head to be bruised by the seed of the woman.
The woman now called, Eve?
The heel of her seed will be bruised by the snake and her sorrows multiplied in the conception and delivery of children. Subservient to her husband she will always be.
He will eat of that tree, the root of all this ruckus, transformed to thorns and thistle the rest of his life. Bread he will consume until he returns to the dust he was taken from.
Eve is forever vilified for falling for the snake’s temptation. It was surely her fault and her fault alone for eating the fruit (now accepted as an apple).
Her apple eating was
DISCOVERY AND FREEDOM!!!
Nakedness-God had to make them clothing.
Child-bearing-She could now have children (along with sex).
Banishment-She could get out of the garden and watchful eyes.
Passive aggressive-Adam does all the work.
Her offspring’s, offspring, lived hundreds of years.
I guess it really was all about Eve and thanks to the snake that made her do it.