We can deduce much of what Paradise was like from descriptions in Genesis. However, little was said about Eve, but my conclusion was that "Eve must a been a blond"! We all know from modern jokes that blonds are considered to be dumb and naive; easily fooled too!
Although I do credit Eve with vast intelligence, I do see her as naive and easily fooled. You see, Eve didn't get out in social circles much, there being none. It was "learn as you go" and hopefully Eve asked Adam many questions. They both had the opportunity to learn from God as he walked in the garden in the cool of the day.
"Madison" is a young girl who happens to be blond. It's so easy to confuse Madison because of four things: 1) her youth, 2) her lack of experience, 3) her level of education, and 4) her limited interaction with others. Madison was so gullible that if I told her that blood turned green when one ate apples, she would believe it!
Eve was gullible. Eve was naive. Eve had limited learning and Eve a little social experience. "Eve musta been a blond"!
First off, God didn't tell Eve about the garden. She got that from Adam. Here's where God told Adam the rules:
Genesis 2:16 "And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die."
This is truly the first time the First Commandment was commanded! Paraphrased this says "Don't seek to be God yourself". This fits in well with the First Commandment "Thou shall have no other Gods before me." (Exodus 20:3). Perhaps the First Commandment implied that man's biggest sin was placing himself before God! In all things God is to come first. The commandment was given to Adam and Adam alone. Eve had yet to be created as we can see from the next verse:
18 "And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him (Eve)."
Chronologically, the First Commandment was given to Adam, then Eve was created! Adam must have given the law to Eve because the man is religious leader of the home. That's his role. He's to provide and lead.
Genesis 3:2 "And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die."
Here's where Eve reveals what only her hair dresser knows for sure: She's a blond! God didn't say "neither shall ye touch it". He said only "thou shalt not eat of it"! She was a little confused I think! Furthermore, God said if you do eat "thou shalt surely die". Eve said "lest ye die". God's concrete statement was death. Eve said (paraphrased) "maybe I'll die". The pleasure is worth the chance! Her blond inattentiveness let her hear what was not said. It was her way out. She won't die for sure, but might die. She'll take her chances! Her confusion made her beguilement easier for the old serpent.
You might say "Adam sinned too!" He sure did, but he wasn't tricked. He did it with eyes wide open. He sought to please his wife and join her in the pleasure of partaking. Incidentally, that's why Paul recommends that for a Christian man it's best not to marry. He seeks to please his wife and in doing so fails to optimize his worship of God. (i.e., his allegiances are split).
1 Timothy 2:13 " For Adam was first formed, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression."
It appears that the actions of Adam and Eve were on two levels. Adam sinned by failure to obey God, but Eve listened to Satan. Adam limited himself to pleasing his mate. "Blond Eve" got it all wrong. She was deceived!
Paul wasn't just speaking to hear himself talk. He pretty much said the same thing again:
2 Corinthians 11:3 "But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ."
It was "Blond Eve" who was beguiled! Satan was subtle. He used his cleverness to deceive.
Did Adam sin, for 1 Timothy 2:13 makes it appear that Adam did not, but Eve did? Paul wrote:
Romans 5:19 "For as by one man's (Adam's) disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one (Jesus) shall many be made righteous."
Adam sinned too. Adam made a plain choice. Eve's sin was that she failed to listen to Adam and to "get it right"! Part of Eve's penalty for being deceived is that she's not to be the religious leader. That's very well spelled out in Paul's writings. Womankind still pays the penalty for Eve's "blondness". Women are not to be heads of Christian men. (We are thankful though that where men shirk their duties of teaching scripture, many devoted women have stepped in to raise their children in the way of the Lord).
God held man and woman accountable. Both paid the consequences of sin. Both suffered a mortal death although they were born immortal. They both died spiritually as well. Their legacy is that we too will die both mortally and spiritually. Adam, it is believed , was redeemed by God, as was Eve, but they still suffered the consequences.
The answer to our own immortality is in Romans 5:19 above... Salvation is by another man. Jesus!
Eve the blond? Scriptural? Of course not! I was just kidding about Eve being blond. That was just to encourage you to read!