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Significance of 316

Of course everyone’s mind jumped straight to John 3:16 in relation to the title of the most recent episode of Lost. However, a thought occurred to me: Genesis 3:16 is also a very significant verse! It comes right after Adam and Eve eat the forbidden fruit, when God is expelling them from the garden of Eden. It reads as follows:

“To the woman he [God] said, ‘I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.'” (ESV)

Childbearing–a huge problem on the island, as we are all well aware. It doesn’t seem like a stretch to me to connect the title to this verse any more than to connect it to John 3:16. Pain in childbirth as a result of sin…what caused childbearing on the island to result in pain/death?

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