Four Reasons Why Desire in Genesis 3:16 is About Intimacy Not Domination

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G. N. Barkman's picture

I just realized who Jordan Standridge is.  I've known his grandfather, Bill Standridge, since 1969.  He has been an effective missionary that our church has supported in Rome, Italy, for years.  I've known his four children, and Jordan is one of his grandsons.  It's a small world.

Oh, yes.  I like the article and his interpretation.  I don't have time to try to check it out for myself, but I hope he's right!

G. N. Barkman

Fred Moritz's picture

For the opposite view see: Susan T. Foh, "What is the Woman's Desire?" The Westminster Theological Journal 37 (1974/75) 376-83 Copyright © 1974/75 by Westminster Theological Seminary. 


[Admin note: Added link to article. Worth a read]

Aaron Blumer's picture


I'm with Foh on this one.

Views expressed are always my own and not my employer's, my church's, my family's, my neighbors', or my pets'. The house plants have authorized me to speak for them, however, and they always agree with me.

Ed Vasicek's picture

I have always believed that this is the natural and obvious interpretation, the other is strained.  Well written.

"The Midrash Detective"