Do any of the Church Fathers draw a connection between Eve and the Holy Spirit?
This is not coming from a Church Father view, but the writer had written on Eve and the Holy Spirit, see the link;
THE HOLY SPIRIT AND EVE AS HELPERS
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The Church Fathers draws a connection to Eve and Mary as the New Eve.
Early Church Fathers on Mary as the New Eve
by Joe Heschmeyer
Last week, I talked about how Mary is presented in Scripture as the New Eve, through a number of remarkable parallels. In that post, I quoted St. Irenaeus, who wrote in 180 A.D. about what he called “the back-reference from Mary to Eve,” namely, that “the knot of Eve’s disobedience was loosed by the obedience of Mary. For what the virgin Eve had bound fast through unbelief, this did the virgin Mary set free through faith.”
But Irenaeus wasn’t the only Father to point this out. Nor was he even the first. Twenty years earlier, in about 160 A.D., St. Justin Martyr wrote:
For Eve, who was a virgin and undefiled, having conceived the word of the serpent, brought forth disobedience and death. But the Virgin Mary received faith and joy, when the angel Gabriel announced the good tidings to her that the Spirit of the Lord would come upon her, and the power of the Highest would overshadow her: wherefore also the Holy Thing begotten of her is the Son of God; and she replied, ‘Be it unto me according to thy word.’ And by her has He been born, to whom we have proved so many Scriptures refer, and by whom God destroys both the serpent and those angels and men who are like him; but works deliverance from death to those who repent of their wickedness and believe upon Him.
So add that to the list of parallels between the Fall and the Redemption. Eve was visited by a fallen angel who enticed her to disobedience from God. Mary was visited by an angel, and responded with total obedience. Note also the distinction Justin draws between “virgin” and “undefiled.” That is, Eve was both a virgin and freed from all sin, original and actual, prior to the Fall.Tertullian (c. 160 – c. 220 A.D.)
The Catholic Church and scriptures has teaching on Mary and Her relationship with the Holy Spirit as Her Beloved Spouse.
Spouse of the Spirithttps://www.catholic.org/mary/sots.php
Magisterial Documents: Mary and the Holy Spirit
But the Church seems to be silent and even the scriptures in the Book of Genesis does not described the relationship of Eve to the Holy Spirit.
Book of Genesis narration, stated God breathe in to Adam the Holy Spirit;
And the Lord God formed man of the slime of the earth: and breathed into his face the breath of life, and man became a living soul. (Genesis2:7)
The Book of Genesis did not mention God breathing to Eve the "breathe of life".
The Holy Spirit is the Breath of Life
Our soul lives by the Holy Spirit, through Him we pray, through Him we become purified, through Him we save ourselves. "As breath is necessary for the body, and without breathing man cannot live, so without the Breath of the Holy Spirit the soul cannot live the true life. What the air is for the body, the Holy Spirit is for the soul. Air is likened to the Spirit of God. The Spirit breathes wherever It wishes." "He who prays by the Holy Spirit." "Prayer is the breath of the soul, as air is the breath of the natural body. We breathe by the Holy Spirit. You cannot say a single word of prayer from your heart without the Holy Spirit."
So, it would appear in the Book of Genesis that Eve had no explicit relationship with the Holy Spirit.
The question is, who gave Eve the "breathe of life" or the "gifts of the Holy Spirit?
The word "ezer or helper", now comes into play. Adam was a Priest and and since God gave him power to rule over the garden, it follows that Adam is like a Bishop. A Bishop in the Catholic Church likes all the Apostles of Christ can confer the gifts of the Holy Spirit and ordain a servant to become his "helper or a deacon".
Adam as the First Priest in Eden as the Garden Temple
(G. K. Beale)
First, the temple later in the OT was the unique place of God’s presence,
where Israel had to go to experience that presence. Israel’s temple was the
place where the priest experienced God’s unique presence, and Eden was the
place where Adam walked and talked with God. The same Hebrew verbal
form (hithpael) used for God’s “walking back and forth” in the Garden (Gen
3:8), also describes God’s presence in the tabernacle (Lev 26:12; Deut 23:14
; 2 Sam 7:6-7; Ezek 28:14).3
Second, Genesis 2:15 says God placed Adam in the Garden “to cultivate it and to keep it.” The two Hebrew words for “cultivate and keep”
(respectively, ʿāḇaḏ and šāmar) are usually translated “serve and guard.”
When these two words occur together later in the OT without exception
they have this meaning and refer either to Israelites “serving and guarding/
obeying” God’s word (about 10 times) or, more often to priests who “serve”
God in the temple and “guard” the temple from unclean things entering it
(Num 3:7-8; 8:25-26; 18:5-6; 1 Chron 23:32; Ezek 44:14).4
Adam also is portrayed as wearing priestly attire in Ezekiel 28:13,
The ordination of deacons - "in order to serve"
1569 "At a lower level of the hierarchy are to be found deacons, who receive the imposition of hands 'not unto the priesthood, but unto the ministry."'53 At an ordination to the diaconate only the bishop lays hands on the candidate, thus signifying the deacon's special attachment to the bishop in the tasks of his "diakonia."54http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p2s2c3a6.htm
If Adam is a Bishop and he ordained and confer the gifts of the Holy Spirit to Eve to become "helper or deacon", where is their Temple or God Sanctuaries?
THE GARDEN OF EDEN AS GOD'S FIRST SANCTUARY (LIFSA SCHACHTER)
The Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and placed
there the man whom He had formed. And from the ground the Lord
God caused to grow every tree that was pleasing to the sight and
good for food, with the tree of life in the middle of the garden, and
the tree of knowledge of good and bad. A river issues from Eden to
water the garden, and it then divides and becomes four branches . . .
The Lord God took the man and placed him in the garden of Eden,
to till and tend it (Gen: 2:8-10, 15).
Is this the Temple of God in the garden of Eden?
That Eden was originally understood as a sanctuary can be confirmed by
examining the Bible for supporting evidence. A partial listing includes the
description of the Tabernacle as God's dwelling place: And let them make Me
a sanctuary that I may dwell among them (Ex. 25:8). Implicit in the Garden
story is the idea that Eden was God's dwelling place, where He dwelt in close
proximity to the first man and woman. In Deuteronomy the Temple is called
God's habitation (12:4). While this is not the precise language used in Genesis, the Garden is portrayed as the place where God's presence abided. When
They heard the sound of the Lord God moving about in the garden at the
breezy time of day, they recognized Him (implicitly from other encounters),
and Adam and his wife hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden
(Gen. 3:8). This point is reinforced by linguistic parallels. The Hebrew mithallekh is precisely the verb used to describe both God's "walking about" in
the Garden and His moving about to protect the Israelites in the desert, where
they are instructed to keep their camp holy (Deut. 23:15).
Adam's role in the Garden also alludes to the sanctuary. His task in the
Garden is to work it and guard it (Gen. 2:15). These two verbs are precisely
the ones used to describe the work of the Levites in caring for the Tabernacle,
suggesting a priest-like role for Adam (Num. 3:7-8)
If Adam is a Priest and Eve is his deacon or helper, what are they offering in the Temple of God? St.Paul has the answers in his letter to the Romans;
A Living Sacrifice
12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. (Romans12:1)
In closing, we can see that Adam is a Bishop a Ruler in the garden of Eden and Eve was given to him by God as his "helper", and since as a Bishop he can ordain and confer the gifts of the Holy Spirit, Adam ordain Eve as a "deacon" in the Church language today.
Now accepting the priesthood of Adam and diaconate of Eve will lead us to understand the nature of their fall.
What do you think the serpent told Eve that convinced her to listen to the serpent and eventually convinced Adam too, to commit the sin of disobedience?
If Adam & Eve, were offering their bodies and work of their hands as a pleasing & living sacrifices to worship God in the Temple in the Garden of Eden, what can possibly the much better offering that the serpent can suggest?
By the way, God sees that it is not good for Adam to be alone in worshipping Him, because the bible teaches us "For where two or three gather together in My name, there am I with them.” (Matthew18:20)
So, what did the serpent told to Eve that is a much better offering to their own bodies and to the work of their hands?
If we know the answer then we will know the "original sin"...the keyword is "Jesus Christ is the firstborn". , the symbolic fruit of the "Tree of Life". The most pleasing sacrifice to God.
The Eucharist, the Fruit of the Tree of Life
The Real Presence of Jesus Christ
The Eucharist is the Source and Summit of our Faith because it is the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ. This is why we may not partake of the Eucharist if we are in a state of mortal sin. Because the Eucharist is the Sacrifice of Jesus Christ on Calvary, when we partake of the Eucharist, we unite ourselves to His sacrifice, and thus become united to God, the Second Person of the Holy Trinity and receive an outpouring of grace from the Holy Spirit.
This is the reason After the Fall of Adam and Eve, they must be prevented from eating the Fruit from the Tree of Life, because it cannot be eaten if one commits a mortal sin, it would be a sacrilege.
1 Corinthians 11:27 Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord unworthily will have to answer for the body and blood of the Lord.
The serpent "beguiled" or seduced Eve, to look and imagine if She can produce Her own "Fruit" from the "Tree of Knowledge of Good & Evil", and ofcourse She will need the cooperation of Adam to produce the their own "Fruit", their "firstborn" to offer to God as their sacrifice.
It is a good idea coming from the serpent, but like King Saul his offerings were rejected by God because of "disobedience" and like King Saul, Adam had alos lost his position as Ruler or King.
In contrast, the Fruit from the Tree of Life was produce from the chosen Woman, the New Eve..
"Blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus"..(Hail Mary prayer)
I will end by citing the poem of St.Hildegard to support the word "beguiled" as a form of sexual seduction, to induced Eve to imagine bearing Her "firstborn" as an offering in the Temple of God in the Garden of Eden.
"She destroyed her womb by her ignorance...(St.Hildegard, Doctor of the Church)