The story of Adam and Eve begs numerous other questions, such as:
I. What Was The Forbidden Fruit And Why Was It Forbidden?
II. Was The Forbidden Fruit Literal, Symbolic, Or Both?
III. Were The Other Elements In The Story, Such As...
(a) The Talking Serpent,
(b) The Tree Of The Knowledge Of Good And Evil, And
(c) The Tree Of Life,
...Literal, Symbolic, Or Both?
IV. How Did The Sin Of Adam And Eve Effect Humanity?
V. In What Way Did Adam And Eve Become Like God? Why Didn't God Want Them To Become Like God?
Numerous explanations have been suggested in an attempt to answer these complex and difficult questions.