Genesis I | Eden: Garden of God
Eden: Garden of God is part one of the Genesis Documentary Study Series by Trey Smith and God in a Nutshell. In this film we explore the Biblical Garden of Eden. Also, we will take you on a journey to understanding this serpent, called "Nachash."
Eden: Garden of God | Run-time: 2 hours and 24 minutes
Eden: Garden of God is part one the Genesis documentary study series that will ultimately go all the way through the Exodus.
The Genesis series of films pair well with these companion books by Trey Smith: Pre-Flood, Nimrod, and Exodus. The sets book sets can be found here: Exodus Revelation by author Trey Smith and the God in a Nutshell project
In Genesis 3, in the Garden of Eden, beginning in verse one, it reads:
Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field that the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman:
Did God really say, You must not eat from any tree in the garden?
The word for “serpent” ( נָחָשׁ ) in that passage is Nachash.
Nachash, like many words in English, can be used as a noun, a verb, or an adjective.
- As a noun, it means serpent.
- As a verb, it means to divine; the nachash means the diviner.
- As an adjective, it means shining; the nachash means the shining one.
If we return to the beginning of the passage of Genesis 3—in that Garden of Eden—with that Nachash it tells us: “the serpent was more crafty (Arum) than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made.”
The word Arum עָרוּם—in the context of the serpent (nachash)—means cunning, crafty, and deceptive. However, just a few passages later, the same word, Arum עָרוּם, takes on its different meaning for the word “naked.”
Genesis 3:6-7 reads:
6 When the woman saw that the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eyes, and that it was desirable for obtaining wisdom, she took the fruit and ate it. She also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate it. 7 And the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked (Arum).
In short, what you are reading in Genesis 3 is that mankind had taken on a property of the serpent.
It is this concept that begins our journey in the first part of this extensive, in-depth documentary series.
So, it is at the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden that God Himself does the first sacrifice. Something would literally have to give it life, or give its skins, for the covering of sin.
In the last verse (verse 24) God places Cherubim and a flaming sword — a sword that represents the “Truth” — to block the “Way” to the “Tree of Life.”
Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No man cometh before the Father except by me.”