Why does Genesis explicitly mention only Adam being expelled of the Garden of Eden?

In the book of Genesis, we read about the story of Adam and Eve and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden after eating from the tree of knowledge. Interestingly, the Bible only explicitly mentions Adam being expelled from the Garden, while Eve's expulsion is not explicitly stated. This has led to speculation and debate among scholars and readers of the Bible.

One possible explanation for why only Adam's expulsion is mentioned is that Adam was the head of the family and responsible for the welfare of Eve. Therefore, his disobedience had a more significant impact and consequences on their lives than Eve's disobedience. Additionally, Adam was created first and given the responsibility of tending the garden and naming the animals. Therefore, his role in the story is more prominent than Eve's.

Another possible explanation is that the Bible was written in a patriarchal society, where men held more power and influence than women. Therefore, the story may have been written to emphasize the role and importance of men in society.

However, it is important to note that while Adam's expulsion is explicitly mentioned, Eve's expulsion is implied. In Genesis 3:24, it says that God "drove out the man, and at the east of the Garden of Eden he placed the cherubim and a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life." This implies that both Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden, but only Adam is explicitly mentioned.

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Jamie Larson