Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God really say, 'You must not eat from any tree in the garden'?" (Genesis 3:1)
Notice from the above passage the Snake seem to have popped put from nowhere? Not only did the bible avoid telling us why the snake decided to deceive Adam and Eve, the very first time the serpent is mentioned it is straight away condemned as being more CRAFTY THEN ANY OTHER WILD ANIMAL?
‘… the serpent is neither a figurative description of Satan, nor is it Satan in the form of a serpent. The real serpent was the agent in Satan’s hand. This is evident from the description of the reptile in Genesis 3:1 and the curse pronounced upon it in 3:14 […
(Henry C, Thiessen, Lectures in Systematic Theology, Revised edition, Eerdmans. Grand Rapids. 1979, p. 180.)
Why was the snake the cause of this problem ? Why didn't the Old Testament give any hints that Satan was actually the serpent who deceived both Adam and Eve? Why did it take more then 1300 years to find out from a letter written by an unknown man that the serpent was actually Satan? (Revelations 12:9). We're that Jewish rabbis that stupid that they couldn't figure that out it had to be a Greek man decode who this serpent was?
If satan was the cause of the fall of man and woman according to the bible,Why was the snake punished!. Satan came in the disguise of the snake, which means Satan should be punished not what he disguised himself in, Why would god even do that?Also we find the serpents offsprings and the women's will always be in enmity, indicating Satans offsprings etc... Again the snake is punished!.---------------------------It gets even worse Classic Jewish commentators tells us through their exegesis that the serpent was attracted to Eve and wanted to be intimate with her !
1Now the serpent was cunning, more than all the beasts of the field that the Lord God had made, and it said to the woman, "Did God indeed say, 'You shall not eat of any of the trees of the garden?'" אוְהַנָּחָשׁ הָיָה עָרוּם מִכֹּל חַיַּת הַשָּׂדֶה אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהִים וַיֹּאמֶר אֶל הָאִשָּׁה אַף כִּי אָמַר אֱלֹהִים לֹא תֹאכְלוּ מִכֹּל עֵץ הַגָּן: Now the serpent was cunning: What is the connection of this matter here? Scripture should have juxtaposed (below verse 21): “And He made for Adam and for his wife shirts of skin, and He dressed them.” But it teaches you as a result of what plan the serpent thrust himself upon them. He saw them naked and engaging in intercourse before everyone’s eyes, and he desired her. — [from Gen. Rabbah 18:6] והנחש היה ערום: מה ענין זה לכאן היה לו לסמוך (פסוק כא) ויעש לאדם ולאשתו כתנות עור וילבישם. אלא למדך מאיזו עילה קפץ הנחש עליהם, ראה אותם ערומים ועוסקים בתשמיש לעין כל ונתאוה לה: cunning, more than all: Commensurate with its cunning and its greatness, was its downfall- [it was] cunning, more than all, [and it was] cursed, more than all. — [from Gen. Rabbah 19:1] ערום מכל: לפי ערמתו וגדולתו היתה מפלתו, ערום מכל, ארור מכל: Did…indeed say, etc.: Did He say to you, “You shall not eat of any, etc.?” Even though he saw them eating of the other fruits, he spoke to her at length in order that she answer him and come to speak of that tree. — [from Pirkei d’Rabbi Eliezer , ed. Horowitz, ch. 13; Avoth d’Rabbi Nathan , ch. 1]
Notice neither of the Classical Jewish commentaries mention Satan disguised as the serpent... That's because Satan wasn't the one who deceived them both Christian bible came and changed the entire meaning !!!