Analysis Of Sacred Scripture

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In the passage Genesis 3:14-20, God tells the serpent that he will be cursed, the woman that he will multiply her pain in childbirth, and the man that the ground he must eat of is cursed because of him. All of this is done as punishment for their sin of eating of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. This passage has an allegorical and moral meaning as well, it alludes to Mary’s offspring, Jesus Christ, crushing Satan.
There are two authors to all of Sacred Scripture. The true author and the principle author. God is the principle author of Sacred Scripture. What God intended when writing the Bible is the spiritual meaning, or “that which is deduced from the realities and events, specified in the sacred text”1 There are three types of spiritual
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He is in the literal sense being made to crawl on his belly forever, and eat dust as punishment for his sin of tempting Adam and Eve (Gn 3:14). God also tells him he will “but enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel” (Gn. 3:15). The literal interpretation of this, what the human author meant, is that humans will be above snakes. Humans can step on snakes’ heads, but snakes can only reach the feet of people to harm them. The spiritual meaning of this verse is more complex than that. This verse alludes to Mary and Jesus Christ Christ. The seed is Jesus Christ Christ, therefore the woman represents Mary. This verse alludes to Jesus Christ Christ crushing, or bruising the head of, Satan who is represented by the snake. The devil bruising his heel signifies that he will hurt the human race, just not a fatal blow like that of Jesus Christ Christ upon him. This is important because it is only because of the sin of Adam and Eve that it is necessary for Jesus Christ Christ to come to redeem us all, this is why the fall is later referred to as the “happy fault” of Adam.
The protagonist of this section is the LORD God. In the literal sense, this is the LORD God laying down punishment for those who have done wrong against him: the man, the woman, and the serpent. He created Adam and Eve and gave them paradise and told them: just don’t eat of
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3:17) His punishment is that the land is cursed because of him, and “in toil you will eat of it all the days of your life” (Gn 3:17). Man is cursed to work the earth for his food. It will be hard work for him and he will have to do it his whole life. The greatest of their punishments is that “to dust you shall return” (Gn 3:19). The literal meaning of this being that man will eventually become dust again. The spiritual meaning is that man can now die, which was not a part of God’s original plan for man, but was a consequence of Adam and Eve’s
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