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Relations between Men and Women in Genesis The relations between men and women in Genesis are characterized by deception and lies on the part of the women Women in Genesis were originally explained as being created as mens helpers The women were supposed to be dependent on men and not think for themselves God explained this by saying It is not good for man to be alone I will make a fitting helper for him Genesis 218 However the women in Genesis are always using their femininity to deceive men in different ways not only to help themselves but sometimes their loved ones as well This is a contradiction to Gods purpose for women There are many examples of deception in Genesis but I am going to concentrate on the stories of Adam and Eve Rebekah and Isaac and Rachel and Laban Eve is the first women created in Genesis She serves as a model for all women in Genesis however not a very respectable one Eve was supposedly deceived by the serpent I disagree Eve knew she was not supposed to eat from tree in the middle of the garden and in fact she told the serpent this It is only about fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden that God said You shall not eat of it or touch it lest you die Genesis 325 That still did not stop her from eating from the tree Then after eating the apple and knowing it was the wrong thing to do she gave Adam some of the apple without even telling him what it was Adam took the apple trusting Eves judgment not questioning her Eve purposely tricked Adam into eating the apple so that she would not be all alone in her error God then punished both Adam and Eve for eating the apple when it was Eves deception that tricked Adam into eating the apple Adam
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