Adam was not deceived (1 Tim. 2:14)


Was not deceived.

But the woman

Was deceived.

She became

A transgressor.”

καὶ Ἀδὰμ οὐκ ἠπατήθη, ἡ δὲ γυνὴ ἐξαπατηθεῖσα ἐν παραβάσει γέγονεν·

Paul said, “Adam (καὶ Ἀδὰμ) was not deceived (οὐκ ἠπατήθη).  But the woman (ἡ δὲ γυνὴ) was deceived or seduced (ἐξαπατηθεῖσα).  She became a transgressor (ἐν παραβάσει γέγονεν).”  Only the Pauline letters used this word ἠπατήθη, that means to deceive, cheat, or lead into error, and the word ἐξαπατηθεῖσα, that means to seduce wholly or deceive thoroughly, as well as the word παραβάσει, that means a going aside, a transgression, overstepping, or a deviation.  Paul further continued with the story from Genesis, chapter 3, about the temptation and fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.  Paul maintained that Adam was not deceived.  However, the woman, Eve, was deceived and seduced by the snake.  Thus, she became the transgressor or deviant one.  Adam merely followed her.  The woman made me do it.  Thus, this story of the fall of mankind in chapter 3 from Genesis has had a profound effect on male-female relationships within Jewish and Christian societies as well as societal culture itself.  Did you realize the effect of the story of Adam and Eve on all male-female relations?

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