So that Man would always have Woman to blame. And to justify a disgustingly misogynistic culture. Or because it took a woman to drag a man, kicking & screaming all the way, out of blissful non-awareness & into the cold hard light of consciousness, of self-awareness, of reason & knowledge, civilization and culture. ..
Whatever, a lot of people are still p.o.'d about it.
For some unknown reason. We can only speculate. Obviously he thought he could accomplish his objective through her. The Word says woman is the (hate to use this word) weaker vessel. Before any protest, know in context this means the finer vessel, like porcelain as opposed to mere clay. It's certainly not to say she is weaker constitutionally.
Well, and not to be rude to any of you women, but Eve was Eve was younger, more emotional and gullible like women can be. But she was young, like an inexperienced baby. When a baby does something wrong, you punish them so that they know not to do it next time. Well, the punishment for eating the fruit was death. But I'm trailing off. The select didn't try to deceive Adam because he had been there for a while, knowing not to eat if the tree. Eve just appeared, and, being the woman, was more gullible, but young too. I know I said everything twice, but I felt like I had to clarify.
Because in the very beginning, God told Adam not to eat from the tree. Adam decided to put a metaphorical fence around the tree by tell eve that she would die if she ate it OR touched it, which wasn't true. Because of this, the snake could push her into the tree, and she would see that she didn't die when she touched it, so then she must not die by eating it.
Satan strategized to his advantage. He thought why fight a battle when he can win the war. Satan knew Eve was vulnerable when he saw her at the tree of good and evil. By taking Eve down quick Satan knew she would take down Adam also
Eve did not know she could not eat from the tree. Adam DID know, he had been commanded by God not to eat from it. Both were present when Satan deceived Eve into eating the fruit but Adam willfully disobeyed and ate the fruit. 1 Timothy 2:14
Sadly, Eve had apparently failed to develop the needed appreciation for her Maker to think positively about the divine command. The Bible record reports; "consequently the women saw that the tree was good for food and that it was something to be longed for to the eyes, yes, the tree was desirable to look upon. So she began taking of its fruit and eating it." (Gen 3:6). In a spirit of independence, Eve chose to decide for herself what was good and what was bad instead of submitting to God's decision in this. She was completely deceived by the lie to her through the serpent. When partaking of the forbidden fruit, she did so in anticipation of bettering her condition. The uncertainty created by that innocent sounding question interfered with her decision making. That is typical of Satan's methods. Like the so-called poison-pen letter writer, he is skilled at using innuendo, half-truths, and lies. Satan has destroyed countless wholesome, trusting relationships through doubts planted in that way.