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Thursday, April 5, 2012

E is fo Eve

My A to Z blogging theme is characters in (people from) the scriptures. Since my blog is a book blog, this theme would fit right in and help me strengthen a weakness at the same. How fantastic is that?!  This challenge is a blessing. Thank you A to Z Challenge team!  *Book: LDS quad combo scriptures: KJV Holy Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants, Pearl of Great Price. (p)1989, (c)1979.

(by Lowell Bruce Bennett)

Eve often gets a bad rap for instigating the Fall.  Satan tempted her to eat the fruit of the forbidden tree telling her that it was the only way to know good vs evil.  She partook of the fruit and ask Adam to do the same.  Adam promptly replied that he could not for it was commanded of him that he shouldn't or he would surely die.  Eve reminded Adam that God also commanded them to multiply and now that she had partaken of the fruit, she would die and would leave Adam to be a lone man.  Adam saw that it must be so he partook of the forbidden fruit.  So then they were cast out from the Garden of Eden, became subject to mortality, and the progression of man began.  Had Adam and Eve not eaten the forbidden fruit, they would have lived in the Garden of Eden alone and we would not have existed.  Yeay, Eve! --What's the saying?  .."Behind every good man is a good woman."  :)

Find this story of Eve in Genesis 2-4.

Now for the definition from Bible Dictionary:

Eve. The name given in Gen. 2:21–22; 3:20 to the first woman; see also Gen. 3 (cf. 2 Cor. 11:3; 1 Tim. 2:13); 4:1, 25. The name means “the mother of all living” (Moses 4:26; cf. 1 Ne. 5:11). She was the wife of Adam and will share eternal glory with him. Eve’s recognition of the necessity of the fall and the joys of redemption is recorded in Moses 5:11. Latter-day revelation confirms the biblical account of Eve and gives us an awareness of her nobility.

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