Why Did God Judge Eve, Follow Up

Q. In your Ask a Bible Teacher section, I came upon this question, Why Did God Judge Eve First?, and have a question of my own.

In Genesis 3:6 – “So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.”

Does “with her” mean at the time of her conversation with the serpent? If Adam was with her, had he not already sinned by allowing her to eat of the fruit?

A. Yes Adam was with her during the entire event. I believe that Adam failed in his role as Eve’s spiritual leader, and I reject the notion that only Eve was to blame for the Fall because she was “out from under her cover”. But I don’t believe Adam sinned by failing to prevent Eve from sinning. We’re all responsible for our own behavior. Adam sinned when he decided to take the fruit.

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