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IN BRIEF

PASSAGE

Genesis 3:1–24

THEME

Original sin

SETTING

Primeval period The Garden of Eden during the time covered by the first 11 chapters of Genesis.

KEY FIGURES

Serpent In the Christian view, the embodiment of Satan, the archenemy of God.

Adam The first man, created by God in His own image on the sixth day of creation.

Eve The first woman, created as a companion for Adam, with whom he would populate the Earth.

In the third chapter of Genesis, Adam and Eve’s disobedience, punishment, and alienation from God pave the way for the emergence of evil, bringing suffering, discord, and death into a sinless world. Until then, Adam and Eve live ...

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