In this study the story of the temptation of Adam and Eve is placed in the wider context as a prelude to the Pentateuch. The article wants to demonstrate its significance for Israel as the people of God. It sees the two trees in the Garden of Eden as part of retribution theology functioning in the same way as the blessing and curse of Moses. The snake functions in a role similar to the false prophets of ancient Israel.
Source: Evangelical Quarterly, 2001. 18 pages.