Genesis 315 and The protoevangelium

Is Genesis 3:15 this verse really the “Protevangelium”? Yes or No. Yes this verse does teach protevangelium. The context of Genesis 3 is the Fall. Eve eats of the apple from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The result of this is that they realize that they are naked and thus clothe themselves. God comes along looking for them and asking them where they are. The result is that Adam and Eve come out tell God that they are naked, and God says how did they know that. The result is the curse and the fall of man. In the midst of this setting then the passage on Genesis 3:15 is set which says, “15I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.” Dr. Kent Hughes says, “What we have here is an astounding gospel prophecy because God’s curse upon the serpent turned into a word of grace, giving what has been recognized from the second century A.D. as the “first gospel,’ the protevangelium, when the post-apostolic fathers Justin Martyr and Irenaeus preached that the woman’s offspring (literally “seed”) here referred to Christ who would crush Satan’s head. This has been the church’s position, with little variation, until the rise of modern biblical criticism, which views it as...

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