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Character Studies
ev, (chawwah, "life"; Eua; the name given, as the Scripture writer says, Ge 3:20 (Zoe), from
her unique function as "the mother of all living"): The first created woman; created
secondarily from Adam (or man) as a "help meet for him" (Ge 2:18-22), and later named and
designated as the mother of the human race.

        International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Genesis 1:26-30

1.        The first mention of woman places them on an equal plane.

2.        Woman is made in the image and likeness of God, the same as man.

3.        She, too, has dominion over the earth.

See also: Ge 5:1; 9:2,6; Ps 8:6; 100:3; Ec 7:29; Ac 17:26,28-29; 1Co 11:7; Eph 4:24; Col 3:
10; Jas 3:9; Ge 5:2; Mal 2:15; Mt 19:4; Mr 10:6; 1Co 11:7; Ge 9:1,7; Le 26:9; Ps 127:3; 128:3-
4; Ge 9:3; Job 36:31; Ps 104:14-15; 136:25; 146:7; Ac 14:17; Job 38:41; Ps 145:15-16; 147:
9

Genesis 2:18-25

1.        Woman is made to be an help meet for the man. Neither animal nor man were suitable
.
2.        Woman, in Hebrew, is literally “she-man.” Woman, in English, means “man with a
womb.”

3.        She was literally, as well as figuratively, “bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh.”

4.        Woman is to be more important than father and mother. Woman was totally ignorant,
and thus unashamed, of her nakedness.

See also: Ge 3:12; 1Co 11:9; 1Ti 2:13; Ge 3:12; 1Co 11:9; 1Ti 2:13; Ge 15:12; 1Sa 26:12; Pr
18:22; Heb 13:4; Ge 29:14; Jg 9:2; 2Sa 5:1; 19:13; 1Co 11:8-9; Eph 5:28-30; Ge 31:15; Ps 45:
10; Mt 19:5; Mr 10:6-8; 1Co 6:16; Eph 5:31; Ge 3:7,10-11; Ex 32:25; Isa 47:3

Genesis 3:1-8

1.        Woman believed a lie.

2.        Woman was led astray by her own desires for food (lust of the flesh), in sight (lust of
the eyes), and for wisdom (pride of life).

3.        Woman gave it to her husband.

4.        It is only after taking the fruit that she understands her nakedness and shame.

5.        She attempts to hide from God because of her shame.

See also: 1Ch 21:1; Mt 10:16; 2Co 11:3; Re 12:9; 20:2,10; Ge 2:17; Ex 19:12-13; Ge 3:13;
Joh 8:44; 2Co 11:3; 1Ti 2:14; Ge 3:7; Ac 26:18; Ge 3:12,17; 1Ti 2:14; 1Jo 2:16; Ge 2:25; 3:5;
Job 31:33; 38:1; Jer 23:24; Am 9:3

Genesis 3:9-13

1.        As ‘adam pointed to the woman, so the woman pointed to the serpent. Neither one
wanted to take responsibility for what they had done. But, the serpent could not make the
woman do the wrong thing, she determined that for herself.

See also: Ge 2:25; Ex 3:6; 1Jo 3:20; Ge 2:18; Job 31:33; Pr 28:13; Ge 3:4; 2Co 11:3; 1Ti 2:14

Genesis 3:16

1.        There were consequences to disobedience:

              a.        Death
              b.        Pain in childbirth
              c.        Submissive position to husband

See also: Ge 4:7; Ps 48:6; Isa 13:8; 21:3; Joh 16:21; 1Co 11:3; 14:34; Eph 5:22-24; 1Ti 2:11-
12,15; Tit 2:5; 1Pe 3:1,5-6

Genesis 3:20

1.        Eve is from the Hebrew, Chavah – literally, life, or source of life.

2.        Found only twice in the Bible.

Genesis 3:21-24

1.        God provided more substantial clothing.

2.        Most commentators see a connection between coats of skin and blood sacrifice for
sin.

3.        Expelled from the garden, the rest of the Bible talks about the journey to come once
again to the tree of life – this time in heaven.

See also: Ge 2:9; 3:5; Isa 19:12; 47:12-13; Jer 22:23; Ge 4:2; 9:20; Ge 2:8-9; Ps 104:4; Eze
31:3,11; Heb 1:7
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