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Biblical basis for claiming Eve was a virgin prior to the Fall In other words did Adam and Eve have sex with each other in the Garden of Eden? Sure, it is possible, since the Scriptures do not say clearly one way or another. However according to tradition, the Church Fathers do not think so. If Adam and Eve did have intimacy of a sexual nature before the ...


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God commanded two things of humanity in Eden. Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth and subdue it and have dominion ... [Genesis 1:28 KJV] Of every tree of the garden eating thou dost eat ; and of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou dost not eat of it, [Genesis 3:16,17 Young's Literal Translation] There were two matters to ...


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Adam and Eve did not have intercourse before the Fall (although they could have) because Genesis 4:1, which is after the Fall, is the first reported instance that "Adam knew Eve his wife: who conceived". St. Thomas Aquinas, in Summa Theologica I q. 98 a. 2 ("Whether in the state of innocence there would have been generation by coition?") ad 2, summarizes St....


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