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.
Our problem, this article says, is evil. It traces the origin of all evil in the world to the sin of Adam and Eve. Subsequently, it states that repentance and faith in Jesus Christ are the only remedy to this problem.