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Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The Christian doctrine of the fall of humanity based on a reading of Gen 3. This doctrine states that the transgression of the first human beings resulted in humanity’s fractured relationship with God, loss of innocence, and entrance into the condition of sin, which ultimately results in death.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Fall, the
Fall, the The Christian doctrine of the fall of humanity based on a reading of Gen 3. This doctrine states that the transgression of the first human beings resulted in humanity’s fractured relationship with God, loss of innocence, and entrance into the condition of sin, which ultimately results in death.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Fall of Man
Fall of Man. Transition from a state of moral innocence and favor with God to a state of condemnation and death, which occurred in the history of mankind with Adam’s eating of the forbidden fruit.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Fall, The
Fall, The Although the term “fall” appears neither in Gen. 3 nor elsewhere in Scripture to designate the event recorded in Gen. 3, the term is apt, for it suggests mankind’s loss of an earlier higher estate. Through the fall, humanity lost much of what it had been as created by God. I. Philosophical
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Fall of Man
FALL OF MAN* Transition from a condition of moral innocence and favor with God to a condition of being condemned to death, which occurred in the history of humankind with Adam’s eating of the forbidden fruit.Biblical Evidence The narrative of Creation in Genesis 1 and 2 affirms the distinctiveness of
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Fall, The
fall, the, a Christian doctrine based upon a reading of Gen. 3, a text that narrates the disobedience of Adam and Eve and the results of this disobedience. According to a common Christian interpretation, this disobedience resulted from a desire to be like God and to usurp God’s rightful place as Creator.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Fall of Man
FALL OF MAN. An historical event. Scripture depicts the fall of Adam as a definite event taking place in human history. The account in Gen 3 is therefore, not to be regarded as myth (so J. S. Whale: “Every man is his own Adam. Man’s tragic apostasy from God is not something which happened once for all
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Fall, The
Fall, TheThe fall from innocence and paradise of the primeval couple, Adam and Eve, through their temptation and disobedience (Gen. 3). Although the Genesis narrative does not refer to the couple’s wrongdoing as a fall, some NT writings characterize humanity’s choice to sin as a “fall into the condemnation
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Fall, the
Fall, the. †The loss of mankind’s pristine innocence and tranquility, associated in Jewish and Christian tradition with the temptation and subsequent disobedience of Adam and Eve in the garden (Gen. 3). Although the event itself is not so designated in the Bible, various references do indicate the
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Fall, The
FALL, THE The original sin freely committed by the first human beings. Narrated in figurative language in Gen 2–3, the Fall describes a primeval event that caused man’s break with God’s friendship and grace, which the first humans had received from God not only for themselves but for the whole human
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Fall, the
Fall, the. The first act of disobedience of *Adam and *Eve whereby humanity lost its primal innocence and entered upon its actual condition of sin and toil. As described in Gen. 2 f., Eve, tempted by the serpent, ate of the forbidden fruit of the ‘tree of the knowledge of good and evil’ in the Garden
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Fall of Man
FALL OF MAN. A term of theology that is not found in Scripture, though the essential fact is a matter of Scripture record and of clear though not frequent reference. The particular account is in Gen. 3. The most explicit NT references are Rom. 5:12–21; 1 Cor. 15:21–22, 45–47; 2 Cor. 11:3.The character
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