Adam and Eve

Overview

Genesis is dominated by four types of relationships: God and creation, God and human, human and human, and human and creation. Adam and Eve’s transgression in the Garden of Eden transforms the relationship between God and man and sets the stage for the remaining narratives of Genesis.

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Video Discussion Questions

In what sense does Adam’s identity depend upon his relationship with Eve?



If God creates only good, how do we explain the serpent’s presence in the garden?



Justin A. Jackson is a Professor of English at Hillsdale College, where he has taught since 2004, and where he currently serves as the Director of the Hillsdale College Writing Center. He received both his B.A. and M.A. from California State University, Fresno, and his Ph.D. from Purdue University.


Special thanks to Congregation Sha’are Shalom for permission to film their Torah Scrolls for use in the title sequence.