When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. Bible see other translations

“husband who was with her.” We might translate that more freely as, “who was right there with her,” because that is the likely implication of the Hebrew text. Everett Fox says Adam was “beside” Eve.a However, the Hebrew text does not demand that Adam be right there, so we have to allow for the possibility that he was not right there. Adam failed in his duty as Priest and Protector.

Fox, The Schocken Bible: The Five Books of Moses.

Commentary for: Genesis 3:6