What really happened in the garden?
Another common story: Adam and Eve were created, and placed in the
Garden of Eden. The only command they were given was not to eat the
fruit of one tree. Eve meets a serpent, and it convinces her to eat the fruit.
This causes God to punish them, and banish them both from paradise,
In probably one of the most popular stories in history, we are again led by
what most of us have always assumed. As in the previous Gap Theory of
Creation, we read from verses which originally were written in Hebrew.
The people who translated this part of Genesis were probably taught the
same story as the above. They probably used corresponding English words
which best fit their assumptions. As we delve into the original Hebrew,
however, as well as other related ancient texts, we may begin to see the
possibility for a whole other story to emerge. What if there was more to the
conversation between the serpent and Eve? Could there have been some
parts that were left out?
Often, obscure details of the Biblical narrative are not explained, for
whatever reason. There might just have been something that was left out of
this story so dramatic that it almost wasn't fathomable.
First off, the serpent speaks. Many have wondered why Eve wasn't more
surprised that an animal decided to go and talk to her. As we dig deeper,
the answer may become clear. The serpent, at least in the past, wasn't the
same type of creature we know of today. It wasn't an animal, it was a
humanoid person. Actually, there is a great deal of other ancient evidence
which suggests this serpent was a serpentine, or serpent-like, angel who
previously fell from grace.(1) As mentioned in Giants of Scripture, there
were angels fashioned around the same time as the creation of Adam, in
order to help him out. We get a hint to this in the Bible:
And again, when He (God) bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world,
He saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.
Hebrews 1:6 (KJV)
When they discovered how much preferential treatment God had given the
man, these angels complained to God.(2) We also get a hint to the
conversation of these angels to the Almighty, in regards to their
dissatisfaction of Adam:
8:4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that
thou visitest him?
8:5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and has
crowned him with glory and honor.
8:6 Thou madest him to have dominion of the works of thy hands...
God would not put up with their dissension, and caused them to fall - they
lost their positions as heavenly angels and were condemned to serve Adam.
There was a large garden of which God wanted man to work and maintain.
This, of course, was the Garden of Eden, and Adam was created to
manage it (Genesis 2:5, 7-8). One ancient source, The Book of the Cave of
Treasures, stated that, "in it (the Garden of Eden) dwelt the souls of the
righteous. The souls of sinners dwelt in a deep place, outside Eden."(3)
At least two groups of angels may have been punished for their
disobedience around this time, and cast down to earth (with Satan probably
among them).(4) Ancient written evidence shows there could have even
been other human beings on the earth around this time, beyond Adam and
Eve, to work the fields and domesticate the animals (we will see more
about this in "Birds" and "Beasts").(5)
Some of these fallen angels may have been placed outside the garden,
some inside, and assigned various roles of leadership over other human
workers of the day. All of these fallen angels were now made to be under
the ultimate authority of Adam.
Since their fall, angels, complete with the same hands, feet, and overall
body of men, lived on the earth just like Adam, with only a couple of
differences. They could have still maintained an over-all "shining"
appearance, much like one would picture an angel would have.(6) Also,
they may have maintained a "serpent-like" facial feature: high cheekbones,
slanted eyes, etc. According to ancient texts, this could have been the same
as some of the more powerful angels of the ancient world - the Saraphim -
Satan, as mentioned before, could have also complained to God, and fell
the same way. Unlike the other angels who fell (those fashioned out of
spiritual as well as earthly elements) Satan was purely of spiritual form.
These other angels, closer to mankind in physical stature, were made to
live like men. Satan, a purely-spiritual angel, was not to fall the same way.
He had to find a body to possess to be able to act like a human being.
According to a variety of ancient sources, Satan convinced one of the
serpentine-like angels of Eden to attempt to seduce Eve. Together, they
wanted to make her disobey the one and only law that they had: do not eat
of the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil:
... (Satan) told the serpent, "I hear that you are wiser (than all the other
animals (i.e. people?)... for Adam gives food to all the animals, thus also
to you. When then all the animals come to bow down before Adam... you
also come to bow down. You were created before him... and you bow
down before this little one! And why do you eat (food) inferior to Adam's
and his spouse's and not the food of paradise? But come and harken to
me so that we may have Adam expelled from the wall of paradise just as
we are on the outside... Be a sheath for me and I will speak to the woman
through your mouth a word by which we will trick them."
The Book of Adam 16.3a - 16.4
Satan was allowed to possess the serpent, to help do his bidding. If they
could make Adam and Eve sin they would eventually get out from under
their control! As we see, he could have made this deal with the serpent.
There was one more benefit: work with Satan and the serpent could get
one of the richest and most luscious things in the garden: Eve herself.
Satan knew the serpent was now flesh and blood, and had human thoughts
and desires. There may have also been curiosity about the sexual
experience inside this angelic humanoid, and Satan used this to his
Through the serpent, Satan whispered his lies to Eve, and caused her to
believe what he was saying. Even though she did not want to eat the fruit,
the serpent, with his trickery and charm, may have had something else in
store for her, to help seduce her. There may have been one more
occurrence that took place along with subtle words - another element of
seduction used to win her over: sexual seduction!
As one ancient source stated, the serpent was inflamed by Eve: which
means she could have been made red or embarrassed through their sexual
The Bible also states that the serpent beguiled Eve (Genesis 3:13). This
word "beguile" can mean "wholly seduced." Did the serpent wholly seduce
Eve to eat the forbidden fruit; first with words, then with actual, sexual
beguilement - sexual seduction?(10) Could he have seduced her through
this act, seduced her enough to act upon his desire?
Even though the Bible doesn't specifically state it, it doesn't mean
something else wasn't occurring at the same time. If she was seduced in
this way, she could have used the same technique to seduce Adam!
After they both succumbed to this temptation, they both ate the fruit of the
Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil; the world became defiled. Their
own fall began.
The Bible states Adam and Eve were now ashamed, and took fig leaves to
cover their private parts (Genesis 3:7). Now why cover these parts? Was it
a reflection of something they did with them?
This idea was not new. In fact, there is a lot of ancient evidence which
supports the idea that fornication, as well as words, were used to tempt
Eve inside the Garden of Eden. This could lead us to something more:
could there have been something more, something that resulted from their
According to the Bible and other sources, the serpent was named either
Nachash or Azazel.(11) Azazel, before his fall, was considered the strong
one of God: one of the strongest angels of the heavens.(12) Now, he was
reduced to an ordinary overseer of an earthly garden.
According to another source, Azazel was described "as being like a serpent
in appearance, having hands and feet like a man, with... wings."(13)
Incidentally, the serpent was also thought to be a winged serpent, possibly
where the concepts of the fiery serpent or dragon originated from.(14)
The fallen angel - Azazel - claimed victory. He under minded the entire
authority Adam had over the world. Adam and Eve had fallen.
What about their affair? Was there any result? There are a variety of
sources, even the Bible, that actually point to an offspring of this sexual
exchange. When God punished Adam and Eve for their sin, it's interesting
to note that most of Eve's punishments revolved around sexuality, and
childbirth. Why? Could this be something directly related to this seduction?
For more on this, see Cain, Seed of the Serpent. There is much more
about this in the upcoming Rise of Mystery Babylon book, as well.
(1) Andrew Collins, From the Ashes of Angels (Rochester, Vermont: Bear
& Company, 1996), 59.
(2) The Chronicles of Jerahmeel (The Hebrew Bible Historiale), 22:1,
trans. M. Gaster, Ph. D. (London: The Royal Asiatic Society, 1899), 46.
(3) The Book of the Cave of Treasures, The First Thousand Years, The
Making of Eve (notes), trans. Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (London: The
Religious Tract Society, 1927), 61.
(4) Andrew Collins, From the Ashes of Angels (Rochester, Vermont: Bear
& Company, 1996), 69.
(5) The Book of the Generations of Adam, 1:3, 3:1, http://www.earth-
history.com/Pseudepigrapha/generations-adam.htm (accessed May 5,
(6) The Companion Bible, Appendix 19 (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Kregel
Publications, 1990), 24-25.
(7) Andrew Collins, From the Ashes of Angels (Rochester, Vermont: Bear
& Company, 1996), 49.
(8) Greg Killian, The Days of Noah, 19-20, http://www.adamqadmon.
com/nephilim/gkillian000 (accessed Dec. 6, 2000); James L. Kugel,
Traditions of the Bible (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University
Press, 1998), 110.
(9) Armenian Apocrypha Relating to Adam and Eve, 9 (notes), trans.
Michael E. Stone (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1996), 31.
(10) Bentley Layton, The Gnostic Scriptures, “Other “ Gnostic Teachings
According to St. Irenaeus (New York: Doubleday, 1995), 181; Rabbi Leo
Jung, Ph. D., Fallen Angels in Jewish, Christian and Mohammedan
Literature (New York: KTAV Publishing House, 1974), 75-76; Robert
Graves and Raphael Patai, Hebrew Myths: The Book of Genesis (Garden
City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1964), 85.
(11) The Apocalypse of Abraham, 23:11-12, translator unknown, http:
(accessed Oct 5, 2006).
(12) Azazel and Atonement (No. 214), 32, http://www.adamqadmon.
com/nephilim/huie003.html (accessed Dec. 5, 2000).
(13) The Apocalypse of Abraham, 23:7-12, 14:5-6, 31:5, translator
com/pseudepigrapha/Apocalypse_of_Abraham.html (accessed Oct 5, 2006).
(14) ibid. 23:7; Louis Ginzberg, The Legends of the Jews Volume V: Notes
for Volume One and Two, II. Adam, 117, trans. Henrietta Szold
(Baltimore, Maryland: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1909), 121;
The Writings of Abraham, 23:7, 23:35, http://www.earth-history.
com/Pseudepigrapha/Mormonism/writings-abraham-1.htm (accessed May
10, 2007); Strong’s G1404 – drakon, http://www.blueletterbible.
org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=G1404&t=KJV (accessed Dec 29,
2010), Strong’s H8314 – seraph, http://www.blueletterbible.
org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=H8314&t=KJV, (accessed Jan. 12,
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