How Old Was Eve When She Was Tempted?

by berrygerry 28 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • ttdtt

    They have always said she was not very old (alive long) because she must have been inexperienced to fall for Satan's trap:)


  • Island Man
    Island Man

    Based on the story, it's clear that Adam and Eve's ages were only numbers and didn't truly reflect their physical and mental development. They were created as adults with adult bodies and adult minds. The bible does not say they did not have intercourse before being expelled. Mention of sexual intercourse is only for the purpose of introducing offspring into the story. Eve didn't have offspring before the expulsion and that's the reason why it isn't mentioned that they had sex then, but the lack of such mention doesn't mean they didn't have sex - it only means Eve didn't get pregnant.

  • Finkelstein

    The actual real reason they were tossed out the Garden of Eden

  • blondie

    No baby stage for either Adam or Eve., per the WTS created as perfect adults, physically and mentally.

    Supposedly Adam lived 30 years before Eve was created (WTS doctrine). Eve not so long...the 6th creative day of 7,000 years (still in force just muddied) ended with her creation. The WTS has suggested that she was only a few years old at best but it did not matter because she had her husband there to make the decisions and teach her (ha!). No children yet, who knows that bible says god withheld child bearing from women, Sarah, Micah, Rachel.

  • RubaDub

    I believe I read in an article that after 30 years alone, he had an abnormal amount of hear in the palm of his right hand and he his eyesight was deteriorating.

    Adam's right hand was wearing out his dick so there was a need for a "partner" to help carry the load.

    Rub a Dub

  • stan livedeath
    stan livedeath

    you either believe the bible--or you dont.

    where in the bible does it say what you are about to read is just a myth or a fable ?

    which bits are literal and which are symbolic ?

    so guys--its talking snake--spare rib--a flood--parting of the sea--sun standing still--144,000---

    or theres fact.


    In terms of making the narrative work for the believer in it - she must have been tempted a short time after arriving on the scene ...........Maybe during the time that Adam was away preparing the "honey-moon" suite for the first occasion of marital "num-nums". Which the "great serpent" must have realised and had to climb in pretty quickly so that a perfect child could not be conceived ? ..........imho

    Which may explain why she was so "blonde" about the serpent speaking? She did not have enough street-cred

  • berrygerry

    Supplementary observation in Jan 15, 1958 WT QFR:

    (firstly, definition of providential: involving divine foresight or intervention.)

    Their first act of intercourse that the Bible records was after their expulsion from Eden as sinners...
    This proved to be very providential. It made it possible for all the offspring of Adam and Eve outside the garden of Eden to be redeemed by the one human sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ. It left no child or children born perfect inside the garden of Eden who did not need to be redeemed by Christ’s sacrifice,

    So, my reading of this QFR is that it was God`s foresight or intervention that disallowed any children to have been born `perfect.``

  • Phizzy

    How old is Harry Potter now by the way ?

  • My Name is of No Consequence
    My Name is of No Consequence

    Perhaps the bigger question is this:

    How could Jesus death cover the sins of Adam AND Eve AND everyone else??

    One perfect life equals two perfect lives plus all imperfect lives. Makes sense.

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