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Why the Snake Crawls on Its Belly by Eric A. Kimmel

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Published by Pitspopany Press .
Written in English


  • Fiction,
  • Judaism,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 4-8 Fiction,
  • Juvenile Fiction,
  • Children: Grades 3-4,
  • Snakes,
  • Holidays & Festivals - Jewish,
  • Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title,
  • Children"s 4-8 - Picturebooks,
  • Folklore,
  • Jews

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Edition Notes

ContributionsAllen Davis (Illustrator)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9501517M
ISBN 101930143206
ISBN 109781930143203

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This story is about why snakes crawl on their bellies. It goes through the story of Adam and Eve from the book of Genesis. In the end, it tells us that to punish the snake for tempting Adam and. Why The Snake Crawls On Its Belly By Eric A. Kimmel. Why The Snake Crawls On Its Belly Written by: Eric A. Kimmel Illustrated by Allen Davis Pitspopany Press September Hardcover 32 pages $ Ages: National Jewish Book Award finalist In this delightful fable author Eric Kimmel weaves a phantasmagorical tale around the snake in. I liked this book because it tells an ancient story that explains why snakes crawl on their bellies. One thing the author did well was he wrote the words to go with the pictures. My favorite part was when the snake got punished. My favorite character was the snake because, if there was no snake, there wouldn’t be a book.4/5(1).   The serpent is only a symbol. Our spiritual evolution is from unconscious unity to the conscious unity. Serpent holding it's own tail is the symbol of unconscious unity. Serpent crawling on the ground is the symbol of self -consciousness, ignorance, desire,time,effort,good and evil, spiritual paths, religions etc.

  Snake is not the only being crawling on its earth worm and all worms do seal does it, despite having two paddle like arms but having no they all cursed and if . On your belly you will crawl and dust you will eat all the days of your life. The LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, cursed are you above all tame animals, and above every wild animal of the field. On your belly you shall go, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life.   the fact is that it is figurative and not something to do with evolution or particularly snakes that existed then and at present. God likened the devil to a serpent that crawls on its abdomen and eats nutrition dusted with debris of soil. as a effect he indicated the deep abasement into which the cursed devil became now thrown down. because it became the backside station in existence, it. Adam and Eve go up and down the ladder as they please, singing with the angels and talking to God. When the snake convinces them to sin, the ladder is broken. God and the angels decide the snake's punishment, but so the snake does not give up hope, he is given the opportunity to periodically shed his skin and start over again.

Yes all snakes crawl on their ribs, as they do not have legs or hands. In the bible in the book of Genesis god punished the snake for its part in the fall of Adam and Eve. That snake would crawl on its belly and it would be the most hated animal by man. What is the meaning of cursing a serpent to crawl on its "belly"? A serpent already crawls on its belly. That's like cursing Adam to walk on two legs. It's an empty curse. But God's curses are not empty. Just ask any woman who has ever given birth! Therefore, prior to this curse, the serpent was NOT crawling on its belly. Get this from a library! Why the snake crawls on its belly. [Eric A Kimmel; Allen Davis] -- Tells the story of why snakes have no legs, have a forked tongue and why they shed their skin. Therefore, the snake was made to crawl on its belly, not as punishment to the snake, but as a reminder for all time to the human race, that we are fallen, and need a Savior. The snake is not capable of feeling punished, but was changed for our sake, that we may be reminded of the sinful natures that we have inherited, and our need to be saved.