Although most people aren’t Bible experts in the Bible, unless you grew up secluded from the world, you surely know the story of Adam and Eve and the snake. The commentators are divided in understanding the snake. Do we understand it as a literal creature, a reptile similar to today’s snakes, or do we understand it figuratively as a metaphor for evil? No matter which approach one takes, there are life lessons to learn from this reptile.
When we look at the story from a literal standpoint, there’s an obvious textual question on the following verses, which are said immediately after Eve’s creation: