Category: Genesis 3

Jay Williams on The Serpent of Genesis 3 and the Tree of Life

Over at the website The Bible and Interpretation there is a piece by religious scholar Jay Williams on “Eden, the Tree of Life, and the Wisdom of the Serpent.” It is at once both a very interesting and very bizarre piece. Williams points out not long… Continue Reading “Jay Williams on The Serpent of Genesis 3 and the Tree of Life”

Weekly Roundup – 9.14.18

Here are a few things I’ve enjoyed this week. Twitter user @Elishabenabuya has a really good blog post on “Henotheism and the OT“ over at his website. As he points out, multiple gods are mentioned in the Old Testament, many of which were acknowledged to be real in some… Continue Reading “Weekly Roundup – 9.14.18”

Steven Tiger: The Contradiction at the Heart of Hamartiology

Steven Tiger, Doctrine Impossible: A Journey from Dogmatic Religiosity to Rational Spirituality (Lexington, KY: 2017), 123. This is the self-contradiction at the heart of Christian doctrine on the nature and origin of sin. If A&E [i.e. Adam and Eve] did not have this flaw – this… Continue Reading “Steven Tiger: The Contradiction at the Heart of Hamartiology”

“Did God Actually Say?” Brief Thoughts on Genesis 3

Most of us are familiar with the general details of the story of man’s sin and expulsion from Eden. But few of us really appreciate all that is going on in the story in Genesis 3. After God makes man in the garden (Genesis… Continue Reading ““Did God Actually Say?” Brief Thoughts on Genesis 3″