At the start of the story, in Genesis, we see the "seed of the serpent" mentioned as having enmity with the "Seed of the woman"
If you've followed these Creation studies you've seen how the Israelites used animals as imagery for people literally all over the pages of the bible.
We actually see in Isaiah 30 a mention of people portrayed clearly as serpents. Check it out...
"The burden against the beasts of the South.Through a land of trouble and anguish,
From which came the lioness and lion,
The viper and fiery flying serpent,
They will carry their riches on the backs of young donkeys,
And their treasures on the humps of camels"
So here we see Isaiah speaking about Israel's futile confidence in Egypt. The entire context of Isaiah 30 is PEOPLE. Egyptians, Israelites, PEOPLE.
We see Isaiah say that these beasts would "carry their riches on the backs of donkeys and camels".
Literal beasts carrying riches on other animals? Seriously?
But Isaiah also says that they would carry these riches through "a land of trouble and anguish" "FROM WHERE THE VIPER AND SERPENT came"
So we have "beasts" carrying riches through a land where the viper and serpent came from.
So do we have the right to interpret the "beasts" there any different than the "serpent"?
No we don't.
This was animal imagery used for people.
We also see Jesus at the end of the story, in the gospels, calling the Jews and the Pharisees...
"BROOD of VIPERS"
The "seed of a serpent" and the "brood of vipers" is the same exact thing.
"seed of serpents" = "brood of vipers"
These Pharisees and pushers of the Law in the last days of the Old Covenant were those who we see predicted in Genesis chapter 3 as going to have enmity with the woman's Seed (Jesus).
The entire gospel account is basically Jesus calling out these serpents of the Law. These accusers. These opposers. These "Satans". These "sons of Satan" who dwelled in the "synagogue of Satan". These people who were full of all wickedness and sinfulness.
Do you see the enmity between the "seed of the serpent" and the "Seed of the woman" there?
Pretty easy to see once we get our ducks in a row.
We see how this clearly connects Genesis chapters 2-3 with the end of the Bible.
Indeed the Seed (Jesus) did crush the head of the serpent.
He returned in vengeance to avenge the blood of all the prophets whom they killed from Abel to Zechariah (Matthew 23)
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