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They Were Both There
by Wayne Blank
That's not to say that Satan didn't target Eve for a reason, that he talked to her rather than Adam, but the reason wasn't that she was alone - it was because she was the leader, and that Adam just stood there until, as The Lord stated, he "hearkened unto the voice of thy wife." The original Hebrew word translated in the King James Version as "hearkened" (or "listened" in other translations), pronounced shaw-maw, literally means, not just listen, but obey. They were there together, but Satan had his sights on Eve because as in any effective political ("social relationships involving authority or power") hit ("a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target"), Satan targeted the leader, Eve, not the follower, Adam. The New Testament also refers to Eve as the one deceived (i.e. 2 Corinthians 11:3), a statement that, since Adam was with her when it happened, can only logically mean that she made the decision for the both of them.
"she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her"
Satan is evil, but he is also very intelligent. Targeting Eve was the smart move. If you have a clear "shot" (figuratively speaking) at both a leader and a follower at the same time, take out the leader first.
"Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which The Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?"
Fact Finder: Was Eve as much "adam" as Adam was?