Tag Archives: naked

Identity Theft (3)

And He said, “Who told you that you were naked?” Genesis 3:11  NASB Naked – Perhaps the real issue in life is not guilt but shame.  It is possible to deal with guilt.  Atonement sets aside guilt.  If we are guilty, the law tells us what must be done to recompense and restore.  Sometimes we… Read More »

Identity Theft (2)

And He said, “Who told you that you were naked?” Genesis 3:11 NASB Told – Who told you?  Who told you that there was something flawed in your world?  Who told you that something is interfering with your enjoyment of just being alive?  Who told you that you had a problem with God?  Adam’s unspoken… Read More »

Identity Theft (1)

And He said, “Who told you that you were naked?” Genesis 3:11 NASB Who – It’s the question that doesn’t belong?  It’s the question that only produces more questions but no answers.  “Who told you?”  Well, the conversation with the serpent doesn’t say a thing about nakedness.  So if you thought Adam should have said,… Read More »

Revealed!

Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings. Genesis 3:7 Naked – Why did Adam and Havvah realize they were naked?  Were they in such a joyous stupor prior to eating from the Tree that they just… Read More »

Clothes Make The Man

The wise in heart will receive commandments, but a babbling fool will be ruined. Proverbs 10:8 (ESV) Receive – “Without mitzvot one is naked.”  So say the rabbis about the necessity of the commandments (mitzvot).  Heschel points out that Judaism views the commandments as if they were literal things, as if they could be possessed… Read More »

Present Reality

and he said, “I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.”  Genesis 3:10 I Was Naked – Adam doesn’t say, “I was naked.”  Oh, I know.  That’s the way the text is translated because in order to make the verbs agree within the sentence,… Read More »

The Beginning of Wisdom

and he said, “I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.”  Genesis 3:10 Afraid – We know this word.  We just don’t know it in this context.  It is yare, the verb that means “to fear, to respect, to reverence and to be afraid.” … Read More »