Revisiting Eden: Genesis 2 as a Description from Below of the Creation Story

by Havilah Dharamraj | August 01, 2019

Explorations of Genesis 2 intent on recovering God's ideal for the interrelationship between male and female often zoom in on the final episode—the creation of Eve. While this can be helpful, we are better able to appreciate how the entire narrative supports that ideal when we zoom out to engage the whole chapter. We can then trace this theme backward and forward across creation and the fall in Genesis 1-3.