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3) Gen 3:8: This verse does not depict God calmly enjoying an evening stroll through paradise ignorant of what Adam and Eve have done.
The phrase commonly translated “cool of the day” also means “wind (ruakh) of the storm” (yom), a reference to God’s sudden intervention (Cf. Job 38:1–3; Ps 18:9–15).
Adam and Eve saw and heard evidence of impending judgment (Cf. Ps 29; Nah 1:2–3). No wonder they ran into hiding!
Even as they fled, they likely suspected that one cannot escape from God.
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a) Read Gen 3:8. Why were Adam and Eve so frightened? How would you have reacted?
Go to A Day of Reckoning (Gen 3:9–13)
[Related posts include Serpents in the Ancient Near East (Gen 3:1); A World-Altering Conversation (Gen 3:2–5); Succumbing to Temptation (Gen 3:6); Their Eyes Are Opened (Gen 3:7); and A Day of Reckoning (Gen 3:9–13)]
[Click here to go to Chapter 6: A Serpent in the Garden (Genesis 3:1–13)]
Meredith G. Kline, “Primal Parousia,” WTJ 40, no. 2 (Spring 1978): 245–80, 245, https://meredithkline.com/klines-works/articles-and-essays/primal-parousia/.
2] Walton, Genesis, 224.
 Matthews, Chavalas, and Walton, IVPBBCOT, Gen 3:8.
 Bonhoeffer, Creation and Fall: A Theological Exposition of Genesis 1–3, 129.