Genesis 3c

Join Beth Tikkun as we continue our  Torah Project series. In this lesson, we discuss the dialogue between God, Adam, Eve and the serpent. Each conversation contains worlds of meaning and insight that we can only touch upon, but we do delve into some valuable insights concerning our two kinds of spiritual clothing, how Adam pictures the Messiah, Satan’s war on women, and the topic of pain.

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Categories Genesis, Media, Torah Project | Tags: , , , , , | Posted on August 14, 2016

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  1. by Randall Eggleston

    On April 23, 2018

    Hello Grant, I have visited Beth tikkun a few times but listen online mostly. First I thank you for your teaching. I have a question about Genesis 16. “Your desire will be for your husband”. Mainly the word desire. Thank you brother.

  2. by L. Grant Luton

    On April 25, 2018

    Randall, Thank you for listening! And be sure to introduce yourself next time so I can put a face with the name. As to Genesis 16, the word ‘desire’ there is teshukah (תשוקה), and is found only three times in the Bible: Genesis 3:16 “Your desire will be for your husband”; Genesis 4:7 “…sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it”; and Song of Solomon 7:10 “I am my beloved’s, And his desire is for me.” The first and third references reflect wholesome desire to become one with another. This unusual word for ‘desire’ may come from the root shuk (שוק) which can mean “be abundant/overflow” (Psalm 65:9/Joel 2:24). If this is the case, then teshukah may reflect a wholesome sexual desire resulting in reproduction. With this in mind, the second reference (Genesis 4:7) takes on a new and even more sinister shading. Sin has a powerful desire to become one with us so that it, too, can reproduce itself abundantly. Hope this helps!

  3. by William B Gibson

    On December 27, 2018

    Grant, Could you explain the Hebrews passage at the end of the teaching? You didn’t get to it and I wondered if it has anything to do with the sword in Genesis 3:24. Why is the sword in Genesis placed at the east end of the garden? Thanks

  4. by L. Grant Luton

    On December 30, 2018

    Thanks, William, for your question. The sword that God placed to guard the entrance to Eden provides a beautiful picture of how the entrance to the spiritual garden is guarded by the Sword of the Spirit, which is God’s Word. If we want to gain entrance to the Garden, we must go by way of the Sword. Also, the reason that the entrance to the Garden was at the eastern side is so that it would parallel the entrances later into the Tabernacle and the Temple — always on the eastern side. But, why the east? In Hebraic thought, east is at the top of the map, and means “forward”. After all, the planet rotates from west to east, like a rolling ball moving eastward. Therefore, the “front” of this rolling vehicle faces east. If you picture the Ark of the Covenant in the Holy of Holies, it is facing the east, as well. I know this answer sounds very “mystical”, but you have asked a very “mystical” question! 🙂 Shalom, Grant

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