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Did the serpent of Eden have legs before the Fall?

We are given no description of the serpent prior to the Fall except that he was “crafty” (Gen 3:1). The curse upon the serpent to go on his belly and to eat dust (Gen 3:14) could be reasonably interpreted as saying that the serpent did not go on his belly before the Fall. If we […]

How could the serpent of Eden talk?

We are not told how the serpent could talk so we can only speculate, but here are some ideas: The serpent is described as being “more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made” (Gen 3:1). This may indicate a higher level of intellect than normal animals. So one […]

Where was the garden of Eden?

The location of the garden of Eden is described in Genesis 2:10-14. A river flowed out of Eden to water the garden, and there it divided and became four rivers. 11 The name of the first is the Pishon. It is the one that flowed around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. […]

Who is the seed of the serpent in Genesis 3:15?

In Genesis 3:15 God speaks to the snake in Eden: And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” (3:15 ESV) Taken literally that would be read to mean that there would be enmity between snakes and […]

How old was Adam when he was evicted from Eden?

The Bible does not say. Adam’s eviction from Eden could have been as little as a few days after his creation, to over a hundred years. He must have been less than 130 years old because Seth was born after Adam had lived 130 years (Genesis 5:3), and Adam had already had at least two […]

Does Genesis 2:5-9 contradict Genesis 1?

Not at all! Genesis 1:1-2:3 is obviously a highly structured narrative of the days of creation, while Genesis 2:4-3:24 is clearly a much more detailed account of Eden. The author just decided to finish the overall creation week story before going back over some parts in more detail. Everyone writes like this — in Scripture […]