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The Bible Serpent, Liar and Influencer Par Excellence

The Bible Serpent is a master liar and influencer. So much so, that you don’t even realize how real and present it is.

The Bible Serpent is a liar and influencer above all. It carries more weight than you might realize.
The Bible Serpent is a liar and influencer above all. It carries more weight than you might realize.

Genesis 3:1–5

1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, Yea, has God said, You shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

2 And the woman said to the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:

3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, You shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.

4 And the serpent said to the woman, You shall not surely die:

5 For God does know that in the day you eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and you shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

  1. The Serpent is incredibly intelligent.
  2. It quotes scripture.
  3. In the next breath, it tells outrageous lies.
  4. It justifies those lies by telling you, “you’re going to HAVE A SUBSTANTIAL GAIN” by following its lead.
  5. There IS a benefit, but it is relatively short-lived, and an awful letdown follows.

Revelation 12:9

And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil (G1228), and Satan, which deceives the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

G1228

diabolos (dee-ab’-ol-os); from NT:1225; a traducer; specially, Satan [compare OT:7854]:

KJV — false accuser, devil, slanderer.

2 Timothy 3:1–4

1 This knows also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers (G1228), incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

Influencers are not new

Job 1:7

And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence come you? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.

Sam’s Reflections

Immediately at Creation there’s communication and language. Historically, what are the first confirmed appearance of languages and writing? Egyptian, Sumerian, Canaanite, and Akkadian are among the contenders. It is not the intention of The Explanation to dwell on this subject. Much literature exists should you want to deepen your comprehension of this fascinating mystery.

The origin of languages and dates of spoken language are hotly disputed. There is no evidence of an alphabet or speech before 4000 BC. After that time, we find diverse alphabets and languages appearing simultaneously around the world. In Audit of the Universe, we discussed the origin of languages. We differentiated between spoken language and communication. Once we get into the Bible and Genesis with the story of the origin of humankind, it becomes clear that a complete language (vocabulary, grammar, syntax) was given to Adam and Eve. In Genesis 6 we shall see that other languages were also given instantaneously.

When you understand the complexity of a language, including the irregularities, one could almost say the irrationalities of grammar and spelling are beyond the human mind. Even today, linguists and grammarians have great difficulty trying to get their heads around any given language. There is much we don’t understand.

Languages do change over time. But they do so within bounds and based on a former foundation. No new spoken language has made an appearance on the world scene in millennia. Instead, we discover new spoken languages like Jedek in 2017 spoken by 280 people in the Malay PeninsulaIn. Languages are associated with sociability, which is one of the characteristics of humankind.

A wise man once said, Teach you me, what I do not know.

  1. Inventory of the Universe
  2. Audit of the Universe
  3. Audit of Humankind
  4. Origin of the Universe (Commentary on Genesis 1)
  5. Origin of Humankind (Commentary on Genesis 1:26–2:7)
  6. Origin of Woman (Commentary on Genesis 2:8–25)
  7. Agony of Humankind (Commentary on Genesis 3)

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Biblical Hebrew is my passion, the basis of my writing. I ministered & reside in Paris, FR. My books reveal the Bible is a 21st C. handbook. TheExplanation.com