Biography of Eve
Written By: Aislinn Hawkins
Grade: 7th Grade
Teacher: Fr. Nikolai Meyers
Class: Catechism Level 5
Issue: Set to Appear in the February Issue of the Newsletter
Eve was created by God as a companion for Adam, out of one of his (Adam’s) ribs (So Adam said, “This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh. She shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man” Gn. 2:23). Adam and Eve were created in the Garden of Eden around the year 5500 B.C. When Adam and Eve were created, God told them that they could eat of any tree in the garden–except the tree in the middle of the garden. This tree is called the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
One day a snake, possessed by Satan, spoke to Eve and told her that God wanted to keep them from eating the fruit of that tree because if they did they would be like gods. He also said that they wouldn’t die as God said they would. Eve decided to listen to the serpent and disobey God. She ate the fruit and gave some to Adam, and he ate as well. Then Adam and Eve heard God walking in the garden. They hid themselves in the tree that was in the middle of the garden. God called them, and they came out into the open. God asked them why they were hiding, they replied that it was because they had no clothes.
He then asked them if they had eaten from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Adam replied that Eve had given him the fruit. God asked Eve why she had done this. She said that the snake had lied to her which was why she ate. Because Eve had disobeyed him, God said he would multiply her pain in childbirth. He also said that she would be obedient to her husband and that Adam would rule over her. He then sent them out of the garden and posted an angel with a flaming sword to bar their way back in. Eve was the mother of Cain, Abel, and Seth. Even though she was the first to disobey God, Eve repented and did her best to teach her children to obey Him faithfully.