Christian’s teach original sin, that sin which permeated all of humanity as a result of the Fall. Jews talk about “The evil inclination” that part of human nature that was present in Eve when she chose to eat the forbidden fruit. Where did these concepts come from and what is the answer to the question, “What is the origin of sin?”
Do we sin because we have a nature inclined towards sin or do we sin because demons are influencing us to do so?
This enlightening interview between scholars, Nehemia Gordon and Miryam Brand, author of Evil Within and Without, The Source of Sin and It’s Nature As Portrayed In Second Temple Literature, will demonstrate to the listener the complexities of understanding such a topic that on the surface may not seem so complex.
Some of the topics they discuss in this 32 minute interview are:
- Passages from Tanakh, Dead Sea Scrolls, book of Romans and more
- Jewish and Christian concepts of demons including possession
- Prayers for dealing with demons