Rev. Samuel Wirgau, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Harrold & Trinity Lutheran Church in Iowa Park, Texas, studies Genesis 3:20-24 on today’s episode. Rev. Wirgau talks about the importance of the name Eve, the significance of the clothing given to Adam and Eve, why Adam and Eve were forced from the Garden, and what might have happened to the Garden of Eden.
“In the Beginning was the Truth” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron featuring a step-by-step walk through the book of Genesis, focusing on the truth of Jesus, the story of salvation found throughout the book, and how we view our lives through the lens of God’s promises.
20 The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.[a] 21 And the Lord God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them.
22 Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever—” 23 therefore the Lord God sent him out from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken. 24 He drove out the man, and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim and a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life.
- Genesis 3:20 Eve sounds like the Hebrew for life-giver and resembles the word for living
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