Monday, March 22, 2021

Serpent's Revenge?

The Fall of Man

And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed . . . . upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: (Genesis 3:14)

(And to Adam, He Said:) In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. (Genesis 3:19)

The Hebrew for "dust" is "ʿāp̄ār."

By eating dust, is the serpent eating Adam? The word "dust" is the same in both verses.


At 12:30 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

LOL - You reap what you sow, and the serpent "sowed" evil into Adam, well Eve actually and Eve sowed evil into.....never mind...Yes, the serpent is literally eating what it created, thus growing in evil day by day.

At 8:17 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

There's a lot going on in Genesis 3. Bread is mentioned, and Adam must, so to say, sow what he has reaped.

Jeffery Hodges

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