Introduction to Chapter 9

chapter 9 introduction

In the aftermath of eating the forbidden fruit, the arrival of the seed which Eve would conceive would cause her agony (Gen 2:16–17; Gen 3:1–6, 16).[1]

In addition, she would long for the intimate co-equal relationship she had previously experienced with her husband (Gen 2:18–25). Instead, Adam would rule over her (Gen 3:16, 20).

However, the Lord had already promised the arrival of the “seed of the woman” who would overcome the “seed of the serpent” (Gen 3:15).

This redeemer would ultimately overturn the results of the fall. After informing Eve of the results of her sin, the Lord shifted his focus to Adam.

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[Related posts include Forbidden Fruit (Gen 2:16–17); Not Good! (Gen 2:18); A Parade of Animals (Gen 2:19–20); An Equal and Adequate Partner (Gen 2:21–23); A Transfer of Loyalty (Gen 2:24); Naked and Not Ashamed (Gen 2:25); A World-Altering Conversation (Gen 3:2–5); Succumbing to Temptation (Gen 3:6); The First Good News (Gen 3:15); An Anguishing Process (Gen 3:16); A Renewed Covenant (Gen 3:20); Effects of the Fall Reversed (Rom 5:12–21 and Rom 16:1–12); and Marriage throughout Redemptive History]

 

[Click here to go Marriage throughout Redemptive History; or to Chapter 9: Painful Toil (Genesis 3:17–21)]

 

[1]Hamilton, The Book of Genesis, Chapters 1–17, 200.