SHIFTING THE BLAME
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The story is about the origins of humankind. It is also a story about the divinity, God, or YHWH God, as the narrator goes on to call him (we use the masculine pronoun advisedly) in chapter 2. Indeed we could say that
God is the dominant character in this story of origins. Yet curiously, while commentators over the centuries have had an overabundance of observations to make about the character of the humans, and especially of Eve, whose failings have provided them with rich pickings, they have been remarkably reticent regarding the character of YHWH and, in particular, notably reluctant to put the deity under the same kind of critical scrutiny as the humans.