i have a theory (i have alot of theories about ancient texts lol) that the serpent in the garden, is partially a reference to DNA's double helix and the concept of satan grew out of the results of the DNA of the human body. for example ,our bodies are mammal flesh, yet we have eternal spirits encased in the mammal flesh, like some kind of encounter suit. thus the references to the war between the spirit and the flesh in each human being.
if you go back to the story of the creation of the adam race (the first were males and females, and they were all called adam and created in the image of elohim (both adam and elohim are plural words).. .note that the english translation calls them man, which throws off the realization that the text originally said adam and that adam was created male and female. (not a hermaphrodite, which occultists assume because they refuse to acknowledge that adam is a plural word. think about that for a minute). that means the idea that the first female adam was called eve, is incorrect. the first adam female was created in the image of elohim just like the first adam male, and she was not created in the image of the adam, but the image of elohim (this is a bit of a sticky point and is real important). eve was just the first procreative female, the first "wife.", that's why she's created differently than the previous adam females and given a distinctive name which means "mother", as she was the first procreative adam.
this needs to be clearly understood because it colors literally everything else in the text for literally thousands and thousands of years.
to get back to the serpent in the garden, consider that the procreative eve is referred to as eve in the text before adam even names her eve. and he doesn't name her eve until they've already ate from the tree of knowledge of good and evil and consummated their union. this is a writing device called foreshadowing.
so how did she become an "eve" , compared to the prior female adam?
the tree knowledge of good and evil that the serpent is in, is the part of our DNA that governs procreation. essentially that means that the fruit of that tree is telling you that eve was changed biologically, so that she could give birth to new adam. so when the text says that adam knew his wife (eve) and she gave birth, it is a huge hint that the knowledge is procreation in that part of the text. when it says knowledge it doesn't mean some big esoteric secret, it means, literally, sexual reproduction.
now part of procreation requires things like hormones . and the hormones govern your protective, territorial nature, which in turn leads to all the negative emotions and actions of human beings. the council of the elohim had a pow wow the moment it was discovered that the eve and adam had been changed biologically into a procreative species of mammal by modification of their DNA (the tree is a reference to genes).
skip ahead in time a bit, and we see the elohim decide to nerf another part of the DNA (the tree of life section) of the human adam and eve so they will no longer live forever (meaning their dna is not regenerating all their body parts any more, which means it was regenerating all their body parts before the procreative "knowledge" was added resulting in the council decision to nerf it so it wouldn't regenerate).
in the sumerian and akkadian texts regarding the anunnaki gods known as enlil and enki, we find enki is responsible for the dna procreative addition. later it becomes apparent that enlil absolutely hates humans, whereas enki, because we are his creation, his reproducing, sentient, intelligent spiritual mammals, keeps tryng to protect us from enlil. enlil is constantly griping about us to anu, the father god of heaven.
when i look at that story, i can see the character of enlil being tied into the story as "satan the accuser", because he's always griping about humans and always real quick to want to wipe us out of existence as a species, whereas enki, feeling responsible for our current state of decay, is constantly trying to save us from it. so you see enki warning the noah figure about the impending flood and how to build an ark to survive it. and you see enlil wanting to flood the earth and wipe out the human species.
there's more to the story, alot more. but suffice to say, that enlil, enki and anu all end up in the old testament as a single god. the more you understand how the laws of the old testament played the role of "accuser", the more you can grasp that the serpent of the old testament is not satan the accuser. but rather the serpent is the device by which people fall short of the law in that they are in rather unusual, smart animal bodies. the text is so complex, and the exact phrasing and meaning can be significantly changed depending on tense, foreshadowing, and other variants, like the addition of words to flesh out the sentences.
anyway, there's an example of how just a tiny variant in one word ----> "man" instead of the original "adam" changed the course of protestant understanding of the text.
edit on 26-12-2012 by undo because: (no reason given)