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In the Garden of Eden: But I haven't got a thing to wear! Part II

Updated: Oct 21, 2022

HUMAN EMBODIMENT, HUMAN RELATIONSHIP

By Rabbi Dina Shargel


Read Genesis 2:18, 23-25: https://www.sefaria.org/Genesis.2.24?lang=bi&with=all&lang2=en


1. Fitting counterpart... Bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh... from one being (v. 18) to two beings (v. 22) to one being (v. 24) to two beings (v. 25)? Do the verses leading up to v. 25 help us understand why the human/s are naked?


Read Gen 3:6-7: https://www.sefaria.org/Genesis.3.6?lang=bi&with=all&lang2=en


2. Until what point are the first people on equal footing?


3. After they eat the forbidden fruit and realize that they are naked, are they ashamed? If so, before whom?


Read Gen 3:9-16:

https://www.sefaria.org/Genesis.3.9?lang=bi&with=all&lang2=en


4. At what point does the first human pair stop functioning as one unit?


5. Besides their bodies, what else is exposed?


Read Gen 3:21:

https://www.sefaria.org/Genesis.3.21?lang=bi&with=all&lang2=en


6. In the Hebrew text, the symbol {פ} appears at the end of the sentence. Does that break affect your reading of the story? If so, how?


7. In your opinion, why does God make garments of skin and dress the pair in them?

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