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Two Humans vs. a Walking Talking Religious Snake

This is the second part of the “What Happened in a Garden in Eden” discussion between Rabbi Jeffrey Leynor and Jim Myers. In this video, God decides the man by himself is not “TOV,” so God decides to create a mate for him. The first thing God creates to fill that role is a wild predatory animal! What was God thinking?

This sets the stage for one of the most important events in the Scriptures of Judaism and Christianity. As a matter of fact, the Garden of Eden story was reinterpreted by Augustine in the 5th century CE and his new interpretation laid the theological foundation upon which modern Christianity now stands.

The verses discussed in this video set up the first confrontation in the Bible -- “Two Humans vs. a Walking Talking Religious Snake.” The questions raised in the minds of the ancient Hebrew audience were these:

Will the two humans act together and be “the image of God”?

Or will the two humans act as individuals and be “images of a wild predatory animal”?

This video covers Genesis 2:18 to 3:1a (16:36 minutes). This video was originally part of a Facebook Live broadcast and it is posted on Facebook. You do not have to be a Facebook member or sign into Facebook to view it. When you click on the link below, if a "Sign Up" screen pops up, just click on the "Not Now" option to immediately view the video. We hope you will find the video entertaining and informative.

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