this already is kind of deception.
Originally Posted by Shalag
God had said, Genesis 2:17,
But of the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat of it, for on the day that you eat thereof, you shall surely die."
He didn't say nothing about touching!
Yet the woman told the snake, Genesis 3:3,
But of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, God said, "You shall not eat of it, and you shall not touch it, lest you die.'"giving him the opportunity, v.4:
And the serpent said to the woman, "You will surely not die.Rashi: http://www.chabad.org/library/articl...showrashi=true
He pushed her until she touched it. He said to her, 'Just as there is no death in touching, so is there no death in eating' (Gen. Rabbah 19:3).
Now the question is: how she came to the conviction that also touching the tree was forbidden?
Jewish tradition says: Adam told her.
(the command was given to Adam even before the woman was made,
17. But of the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat of it, for on the day that you eat thereof, you shall surely die.")
18. And the Lord God said, "It is not good that man is alone; I shall make him a helpmate opposite him."
why did Adam tell her?
out of anxiety to lose her he builded a fence around the tree!
Anxiety for death.
saying: this is forbidden area for you, like kind of red zone district.
this must be also why Jesus was "eating with tax-collectors and sinners"
Some scribes who were Pharisees saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors and said to his disciples, "Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?"
When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this he said to himself, "If this man were a prophet, he would know who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, that she is a sinner."
In the 1Timothy verse the woman was deceived
1Ti (54) 2:14 (70) says the woman was deceived..
Eph 5:6 (60) Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
In "ishshah's" desire to be 'wise' she believed a lie that she would not die.