As the narrative of her creation, union with Adam, the disastrous circumstances of the Serpent’s deception, and the breakdown of all that Eve held dear is translated and interpreted down through the millennia, our own stories today are shaped. To get Eve’s story right is to lay a firm foundation for all the other stories of women—and men—in the scriptures.
There is some very new teaching in here–for me. I have been learning a lot from Bruce and Joy Fleming, and their most recent book, The Book of Eden.
Jesus has freed us, we are no longer enslaved to sin and corruption, to the fear of death or the fear of each other, either. Women have been rightfully restored to the blessing and commission God has given to all humanity. Let us now reflect that truth, and live as equals in the liberty of love Jesus holds out to us.
I Created in the Image of God, Genesis 1
God created people with a purpose to love and glorify the Lord
II Communing in the Light of God, Genesis 2
God is glorified when God’s purpose for human union is followed
III Calamity in the Garden of God, Genesis 3
Part of the process of maturing includes willing cooperation with God and the free choice of love and commitment to God.
III Cast Out from the Garden of God, Genesis 3
God answers those who call upon the Lord
IV Cain and the Children of Eve, Genesis 4
Though sin carries lasting consequences, God provides hope in the Savior
V Christ and the Course of Eve’s Story, Gospel of John
Jesus has fully restored women and men from the rupture in Genesis 3
Each video is designed to offer background scholarship on the topic, including setting, culture, original language, and archaeology, as well as a theological study.
The “Broken, Searching, Trusted, Powerful” series is a companion to the book, available on Amazon, and published by Wipf and Stock