Justice in Genesis

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Justice in Genesis The ultimate story of betrayal, brought on by the root of all good. Were Adam and Eve set up to do wrong, and in doing that was God wrong? Depicting the root of good and bad, who and where does it lead us to. Why would God place the forbidden tree in the center, in sense tormenting and bribing the others with its goods? What would be considered right in this story, God’s side or Adam and Eve? When analyzing the story of Genesis, we learn that underlining the root of good and root of bad may be inevitable. Yet God did set them up and did do wrong. Adam and Eve were as wrong through obviously betraying God’s orders. Where wrong and right may be hard to decipher at times, it is obvious through actions that the wrong doing stems from multiple bodies in the story of Genesis. Genesis is relevant to ethics as shown through the behaviors of Adam and Eve. While we mainly see the bad stemming from their behaviors, we have to open and look at the multiple sides of ethics. Exploring the story of Adam and Eve, Adam is told by God, “except the tree of knowledge of good and evil. From that tree you shall not eat; when you eat from it you shall die” (Genesis 2.17). God is tempting Adam with the tree of knowledge or the tree of good and evil. Ethics can be described as moral philosophy, or deciphering wrong from right. When God tempts Adam with the tree of knowledge he is really testing his ethical background. Another creature in the story testing ethics happens to be the snake. The snake said to Eve, “God knows well that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like gods, who know good and evil” (Genesis 3.5). The snake is tempting Adam and Eve with knowing good and evil. Yet the irony is that he is tempting them to do something ethically immoral and go against God’s word. After looking at that, some might say that bad stems from the

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