From our lesson of Eve, Genesis 1:26-31; Genesis 2-4, here are some important points. The points do not directly answer the questions on pages 14-15 of the text, but may help.
1. Alone in the Garden of Eden, Adam, the first human (man), per God, needed a suitable companion or helper. Genesis 2:18, 20
2. God created woman from a rib He had taken out of man. Genesis 2:21-22.
3. God’s intent for man and women as husband and wife is monogamy. Genesis 2:23-24 and NIV footnote on 2:24.
4. The serpent came to the woman with the suggestion to eat of the fruit of the tree. Genesis 3:1-4
5. The name of the forbidden tree was “the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.” Genesis 2:9, 16-17
6. The woman ate the fruit because the fruit was good for food, pleasing to the eye and desirable for gaining wisdom. Genesis 3:6
7. The woman gave the fruit to Adam (man) and he ate it. Both their eyes were open and they gained the discernment they sought. Genesis 3:6-7
8. The blame game starts as Adam blamed the woman and the woman blamed the serpent. God recognizes all at fault, Genesis 3:14-19, and pronounces judgment of all three. Adam named his wife Eve. Genesis 3:20
9. Despite their disobedience, God continues to provide for Adam and Eve. Genesis 3:21
10: In giving birth, Eve acknowledges God as the source in her giving birth to a man. Genesis 4:1
Study Text: Women of the Bible, Jean E Syswerda, Zondervan, 1999.
Bible : The NIV Study Bible, Zondervan, 1995.