Eve means “life giver, life, living”.

God created the first female from Adam’s rib. God brought her to the man in Eden. She was called “woman” because she was taken out of man. She was created as a helper corresponding to the man, and she was Adam’s wife.

The Serpent deceived the woman to disobey God by eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Soon after this, God cursed the Serpent and said that the Seed of the woman would crush the Serpents head. God’s judgement on Eve’s sin was suffering in childbearing and strife in her marriage.

Adam named his wife “Eve” after their judgement.

Eve was the mother of Cain, Abel, Seth and other sons and daughters.

Key passages: Genesis 2:21-25; 3:1-6,15,16; 4:1. 2 Corinthians 11:3. 1 Timothy 2:13-14

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