A good blog post, like a good sermon, catches the imagination from the start (as I just failed to do!). Skip Moen has just posted a terrific discussion of Eve’s name from Genesis 3, which he catchily introduces by talking about BB King. The blues and the Bible – well he caught my attention!
The man named his wife Eve, because she was the mother of all living. Genesis 3:20
Eve – We need a new bible translation. I suggest we call it the “B. B. King Bible.” Why? Because “the thrill is gone.” The relationship between Adam and “Eve” after the Fall is the epitome of B. B. King’s famous song. Not only is the thrill gone, but “you’ll be sorry someday.”