Friday, April 13, 2018

When did Chavah (Eve) die?

When did Chavah (Eve) die?

Let's take a look at what Torah says:
YLT Gn 5:5 And all the days of Adam which he lived are nine hundred and thirty years, and he dieth.
As you can see, Torah never says when did Adam's wife Chavah died. So most likely answer here is she died together with her husband.

Adam and Chavah shared a very strong and unique bond as they were the first people and they have experienced Garden of Eden and its fruits. So it would be very logical to assume that these two people would age and die together, meaning that Chavah was also 930 years old when she died.

I am pretty sure that Adam was monogamous and faithful to Chavah due to this special bond. I do not think Adam would be happy with someone other than Chavah after all they have been through together.

And here is the whole passage that also supports such view:
YLT Gn 5:1 This is an account of the births of Adam: In the day of God's preparing man, in the likeness of God He hath made him; 
YLT Gn 5:2 a male and a female He hath prepared them, and He blesseth them, and calleth their name Adam, in the day of their being prepared. 
YLT Gn 5:3 And Adam liveth an hundred and thirty years, and begetteth a son in his likeness, according to his image, and calleth his name Seth. 
YLT Gn 5:4 And the days of Adam after his begetting Seth are eight hundred years, and he begetteth sons and daughters. 
YLT Gn 5:5 And all the days of Adam which he lived are nine hundred and thirty years, and he dieth.
So as you can see from underlined verses, in this passage Torah refers to both man and a woman as Adam. This is why it is most certainly possible to interpret Genesis 5:5 as referring both to Adam and Chavah.

So I think it is pretty clear from this passage that Adam and Chavah died together at the age of 930 years.

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