Sometimes it takes the insight of a true historical theologian to explain biblical meaning. In view of this, I do what I can to help others from my life time of study and research to find greater meaning from the Bible and to find real Truth. It is very important to not just read the Bible but to do so with comprehension skills. This is my interpretation.
Genesis: The original plan of god was for one naked, subservient, ignorant man was created to work as a gardener and zoo keeper in gods Eden zoological garden paradise. Adam was to work, worship and praise god for his magnanimousness. For a time this holy union went along pretty well. But Adam was becoming restless, so god decided Adam should have a mate. God brought the animals so Adam could name them and hopefully find a mate among them. However; this did not work out as planned because Adam rejected all the animals as a mate (first failed plan: bestiality). Adam realized that all the animals were of male and female…and Adam was alone with none of his kind. (How he did this is confusing because he did not yet have knowledge.)
Adam became lonely and cried to god for a mate. God…loving Adam so much…he capitulated and Eve was created. Adam was happy with Eve but his time was being taken away from god. This created a problem for god, who demanded to be first and foremost in the life of the man, Eve was basically ignored by god. We cannot be sure exactly why Eve decided to go against Adam’s warning to her (one theory is a snake told her too) about the tree of knowledge (and the threat of death for “eating” of it…god invented lying…no one died) but it is possible she may have been jealous or hurt by being ignored and wanted to be in control (god ignoring her may have made her rebellious?) But we do know that Truth was exposed to both Adam and Eve with a “proverbial apple of knowledge” and they saw the entrapment they existed in, that Adam was just a slave and Eve a slave to Adam. Ironically, even though god was infuriated by this ignoring of his law of perpetual ignorance…this was NOT the reason for the ejection from Eden.
There was also another power (represented also as a tree) of immortal life. The man had become knowledgeable, “like the gods” but Adam was not immortal like the gods. The shear fear of man also disobeying gods command to not “eat” of immortality and become immortal like the gods (Elohim) was the breaking straw for god. God did not want another god created. So out Adam and Eve went. And god put a gate keeper “cherubim” with a slashing sword to block the path back to paradise. God don’t mess around when he disowns his kids.
Once freed of subservient labors of Eden, man and women continued on the path of life and propagated. God struggled to teach the new people his holy ordained commandments of subservience but people were more interested in their own lives. Men interested in their women and women interested in their children. God was being forgotten IGNORED. And why would Adam pay any attention to a dad that disowned him anyway!!!
Now god had never tried to hide that he was a jealous god even warning man about it. He had issues with women (Eve) from the start because Adam was literally taken from him by Eve. Finally…one day…with a god sized jealousy raging; he had had enough of man and his women and their children and even all life on earth!!! Of course we all are familiar with the Flood of the world story so no need to go into that here.
In introspect; we see that god never intended for man to have a mate or to propagate (he wanted Adam to pick an animal for a mate.) And the fact that women took the place of god in the man’s life was the reason for creating the flood holocaust, for the SIN desertion of god by man (but who actually started it?). God left man with a rainbow and freewill and said he would come back someday. Someday has never come. Obviously jealousy and rage take time to get over on a god size level.
So today…for those that enjoy knowledge, they owe a debt of thanks to Eve. For those that hate the separation of god from man…Eve (women) are evil. This basically the two groups of people that fight and kill each other over belief and non-belief, the jealousy and rage spilling over onto mankind.
There are many questions that one may ask about Genesis such as: Was Eden a birthing place for gods, the two “trees” of knowledge and immortality the key? Was god only happy being with one man and intended a life of homosexuality monogamy? Was bestiality actually the original plan for Adam the he refused? And why would god deny knowledge and immortality from his man creation, “if” he so dearly loved him (obviously man was just a created slave toy gardener for god)? And god also lied to Adam, with the threat of death, if he ate the “apple” of knowledge.
So god invented lying…THIS the original sin. Weird that a god would have to resort to lies to control mankind? Oh wait…maybe that is why the authoritarians invented a book of fairy tale lies…for power and control?
There are many questions left to ponder and answer. I have attempted to elucidate farther in this analogy of Genesis. Enjoy the wonder. https://sk1951.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/satire-the-bible-teaches-us-to-glorify-liars-and-hate-truth-tellers/