In his book In the Beginning, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger wrote the following with regards to the pre-Pauline hymn of Phil 2:5-11:

We cannot consider this extraordinarily rich and profound text [Phil 2:5-11] in detail. We want to limit ourselves here to its connection with the story of the Fall, even though it seems to have a somewhat different version in mind than the one that is related in Genesis 3 (cf., e.g., Job 15:7-8).

What is the account of the Fall presumed by Phil 2:5-11? And what is the account of the Fall related in Job 15:7-8?

More over, are there other places where the Bible gives an account of original sin (either explicitly or implicitly)? If this question is too involved, I would be satisfied by any book/article recommendations.

  • Yes, if you will accept the vision of Ven. Mary of Agreda and Blessed Emmerich, the Genesis3 story will be alot more easier to understand. – jong ricafort Oct 27 '19 at 9:40
  • Romans 5:12-21 is a comprehensive expression of how sin entered the world. But this is a very broad subject and would only be trivialised if it were not treated in its deserved detail. – Nigel J Oct 28 '19 at 8:17
  • Nigel J, the account in Romans 5:12-21 seems to mirror Genesis 3. Ratzinger, however, seems to believe that Phil 2:5-11 and Job 15:7-8 (and perhaps other passages) presume an explanation of the Fall distinct from Genesis 3. – Doubt Oct 28 '19 at 16:21
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    @Doubt it seems to me that the fall implied by Phil 2:5-11 and Job 15:7-8 correspond to the fall of Satan rather than the one of Adam. Satan has fallen first (probably a long time before Adam) and then he made Adam fall. Refs of Satan's fall can be found in Isa 14:12-14 and also Ezek 28:11-17 – alainlompo Dec 25 '19 at 19:43

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