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The Eden Podcast with Bruce C. E. Fleming

74 EpisodesProduced by Bruce C. E. Fleming, Dr. Joy FlemingWebsite

The Eden Podcast, where we start with a correct understanding of what happened in the Garden of Eden. Bruce C. E. Fleming is founder of the Tru316 Project ( Based on the research of his wife, Dr. Joy Fleming, he helps us understand the 7 Key Bible Passages on women and men.

74 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

Genesis 3:16 Has Been Polluted!

October 21st, 2020


It turns out that there’s been a lot of pollution dumped into Genesis 3:16 by translations into the modern languages we use today. They mix new ideas …

Genesis 2:18 Equal Partners ('ezer kenegdo)

October 27th, 2020


Cook's helper or Partner? In Genesis 2, when God creates the woman, she is described in relation to the man. In two Hebrew words packed full of …

Genesis 2:24 The Marriage Model. God's "How to" Pattern.

November 3rd, 2020


This first marriage, and the description of marriages to come, was the ideal pattern for all men and women to follow, a pattern with four points:

  1. Each …

Genesis 3:1-13 Attack and Betrayal

November 10th, 2020


Many blame Eve as the Temptress. This medieval idea is not what the Bible teaches. The Bible says the Tempter in the Garden was the serpent. That is why God cursed the serpent Tempter. And that is one of the reasons …

Genesis 3:14-15 Woman’s Enemy

November 17th, 2020


God spells out the ultimate doom of the woman's enemy which will come through her. Even though he will persist in his attacks and even though …

Genesis 3:15-17 The HIDDEN Patterns

November 24th, 2020


God did NOT curse the woman in Genesis 3:16  IN ANY WAY! But modern translations make it look like God did. So it is necessary to think again about the word patterns in 3:15-17, and the larger context of Genesis 2-3, to …

Genesis 3:16 - The 11 TRUE Words

December 1st, 2020


To understand Genesis 3:16 we must recognize that in God’s first words to the woman in Line 1 God didn’t even touch on the subject of childbirth. (1) …

Gen 3:17-20 Adam's Curse

December 8th, 2020


In the Garden the man listens to the words of the serpent tempter. And the man makes the intent and actions of Satan his own. He too rebels against …

Season 2. Eph 5:15-6:9 Beyond Eden!

December 15th, 2020


This Episode is the first in our Beyond Eden series on Ephesians 5:15-6:9. We begin with this overview and we look at common traps that lead to misinterpretation of important passages in Ephesians. Then, in the coming …

Ephesians 5:15-21 Spirit-Filled Walking

December 22nd, 2020


The “speaking” simply stated as such in Ephesians 5:19a involves two practical actions, “teaching and admonishing.” All believers filled with the …

Ephesians 5:19-21 Teaching & Submitting to One Another

February 2nd, 2021


Here are the four points for Spirit-filled walking in Ephesians 5:19-21. Each point in Greek starts with an -ing verb. 

  • The first one, or part A, is …

Ephesians 5:21-24 Christians Submitting “as Christ!”

February 9th, 2021


The New Verb in verse 22. The action and the people involved in the incomplete sentence of verse 22 – “wives … to your husbands” must be filled in …

Ephesians 5:25-32 Loving and Giving “as Christ!”

February 16th, 2021


In Ephesians 5:22-32 the unity of believers in one body with Christ is illustrated in the three sections: (1) verses 22-24, (2) verses 25-27 and (3) 28-32. The introductory verses are 19a and 21. The summary verse is 32.

Ephesians 5:32-6:9 Family Circus

March 1st, 2021


The focus of this episode is:

Ephesians 5:32-6:9. Family members submitting one to another

Have you ever been in a conversation like this? Maybe you’re …

The Book of Eden - BONUS Episode

March 4th, 2021


Translators’ errors are hurting so many lives. Perhaps the biggest error of all is occurring in Genesis 3:16. People get a sour taste when they read modern translations of Genesis 2-3 that make God appear unfair and …

Season 3 Episode 1 Why 1st Timothy Matters

March 9th, 2021


The hot topic, the hot verse in all of 1 Timothy is 1st Timothy 2:12. People want to go right there and from that verse only they want to know all about “women in church.” But if they look only to verse 12 they are …

Bonus - Celebrating 3/16 Day 2021

March 12th, 2021


Celebrate with the Tru316 Project as we approach "3/16 Day" 2021!

Guest on Christy Gudim's Podcast Genesis 2-3

March 15th, 2021


A quick survey of the key points in Genesis 2-3 that are affected positively by a correct understanding of Genesis 3:16.  Christy and Kaylin interviewed Bruce C. E. Fleming on their podcast about what Genesis 3:16 …

1 Timothy 1:1-17 Paul's Three Sins

March 23rd, 2021


Paul listed MY THREE SINS in 1 Timothy 1:13. First, Paul was a blasphemer. He had spoken evil of Jesus. Second, he was a persecutor. He had …

1 Timothy 2:1-7 Praying for Persecutors

March 30th, 2021


The first seven verses in 1 Timothy 2 are Paul's discussion of his second sin, that of being an official who persecuted the church. But many …

1 Timothy 2:8-10 Disrupters in Ephesus!

April 6th, 2021


1 Timothy 2:8 is not a verse about people in general praying around the world. What should tip us off are the comments at the end of the verse about …

1 Timothy 2:11-12 Correcting Wayward Women Overseers

April 12th, 2021


Here's my paraphrase of 1 Timothy 2:8-12 from the Greek:

(8) Timothy, I wish for the men to pray and prophesy correctly while leading worship, lifting …

1 Timothy 2:13-15 Eve and Paul

April 20th, 2021


1 Timothy 2:13-15 How Eve and Paul were alike, by Bruce C. E. Fleming

The focus of this episode is: 1 Timothy 2:13-15 How Eve and Paul were alike

1 Timothy 3:1 Back to Ministry

April 28th, 2021


Jump with me to the heart of the matter. 1 Timothy 3:1 does not teach that only men are to be overseers in the church. Verse 2 does not teach that only married men can be pastors. And verses 4-5 do not teach that men …

1 Timothy 3:2-15 Who Can Serve in the Church?

May 4th, 2021


In 1 Timothy 2:8-15, Paul recommended appropriate discipline for disruptive and injurious behavior. His recommendations took into account not only …

Season 3 BONUS What We've Covered

May 10th, 2021



Welcome to this bonus episode of The Eden Podcast where we think again about the Bible on women and men and we start with a correct understanding of what happened in the Garden of Eden back in the beginning.

I’m Bruce …

Sheila Gregoire is shocked! Bonus Episode. Her Bare Marriage Podcast Interview of Bruce C. E. Fleming.

May 15th, 2021


God didn't curse Eve or limit woman in any way in Genesis 3:16. This is what Dr. Joy Fleming discovered in the 11 Hebrew words of this key verse. But your Bible doesn't read that way because of a translation error!!

This …

1 Corinthians 11:2-16 Getting this Passage Right!

May 24th, 2021


The focus of this episode is: 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 Getting this passage right.

Here’s some good advice. “Don't take verses out of context.” 

How do you do that? One way is to cut off the beginning of a passage. If you …

1 Corinthians 11:3 Not headship but unity!

May 31st, 2021


In 1 Corinthians 11:3 Paul reminds his Jewish readers, who are monotheists, of the importance of unity. Three times he points to independent elements …

1 Corinthians 11:4-9 "No" to Head Coverings!

June 7th, 2021


In your mind, simply put quotation marks around the three verses of 1 Corinthians 11:4-6. Or better still pencil in quotation marks around them on the page of your print Bible.

If quotation marks are missing around these …

1 Corinthians 11:10-16 Under God, not under a covering

June 14th, 2021


In the full passage of 1 Corinthians 11:2-16, Paul focuses parts of the passage on each of these three groups in the church:

  • Verses 3-9: on the …

1 Corinthians 14:34-40 Silenced Women?

June 21st, 2021


Paul inserted a final quotation from the Corinthians in 1 Corinthians 14:34-35. Then he refuted and rejected the proposal.

In these two verses the …

Women in Ministry?

June 29th, 2021


Since God didn’t limit from ministry in any way, it should come as no surprise that many women participated in ministry in the early church. Others …

Update on Your Progress!

July 5th, 2021


What a  joy it is to see the rising number of episode downloads as YOU listen to the life-changing meaning of the passages we are studying together. Thank you so much. You are making a great investment in your life, the …

1 Peter 3:1-7 Not all spouses

July 12th, 2021


Here is my paraphrase of 1 Peter 3:1-7

Advice to witnessing wives

1You unequally-yoked wives, be submitting yourselves to your own husbands so that even though they do not yet believe the Word, through your conduct …

1 Peter 3:1-6 & 7. Witnessing Wives and Husbands

July 19th, 2021


Unsaved husbands needed to be “won” to Christ! When Peter said “if any obey not the word” he used “if” in a first-class conditional way. He could …

Bonus - Dr. Jeannine Brown on Philippians

July 26th, 2021


This is a BONUS Episode of The Eden Podcast. Recently, our church welcomed Dr. Jeannine Brown to our pulpit. She is a New Testament professor and a …

The Eden Podcast Story and You

August 2nd, 2021


Many people are disappointed or even shocked when they read what God apparently said to Eve in the Garden of Eden.

In more than seven years of research Dr. Joy Fleming revealed that modern translations are NOT telling us …

Genesis 3:16 and The Garden of Eden

August 9th, 2021


The Tru316 Project was launched to clean up the word pollution of Genesis 3:16 and related passages. How has the interpretation of the other passages …

Genesis 3:16 and Ephesians 5-6

August 15th, 2021


Do you know what the eleven Hebrew words mean that God spoke to the woman in the Garden of Eden? We put that and more in The Book of Eden, Genesis 2-3

Genesis 3:16 and 1 Timothy 2-3

August 22nd, 2021


Where does the Garden of Eden appear in 1 Timothy? It appears at the end of chapter 2. But prejudice or bias from a mistaken interpretation of what God said to the woman in the Garden of Eden appears a bit earlier in …

Gen 3:16 and 1 Cor 11, 14 & 1 Peter 3

August 29th, 2021


Many people are disappointed or even shocked when they read what God apparently said to Eve in the Garden of Eden.

In her more than seven years of research, Dr. Joy Fleming revealed that modern translations are NOT …

BONUS Episode - 20,000 Downloads!

September 4th, 2021


BONUS NEWS FLASH! 20,000 Downloads!

In just over nine months YOU have downloaded THIS MANY Episodes of The Eden Podcast! And I know your favorite one – it is Season 1, Episode 1. It is titled “Genesis 3:16 has been …

BONUS. Sheila Gregoire asks Bruce about "head"

September 5th, 2021


Sheila Wray Gregoire is an excellent and insightful  interviewer. This Bonus Episode for The Eden Podcast is taken from the last section of Episode …

BONUS Natalie Hoffman interviews Bruce in depth

September 12th, 2021


This interview was recently conducted by Natalie Anne Hoffman on episode 135 of The Flying Free Podcast. I think you’ll appreciate her perspective and way of evaluating what we are discussing on this episode. 

These are …

BONUS Sharon Williams asks the Hard Questions!

September 19th, 2021


Was Eve cursed? Should women be paid less? These and other hard questions are asked by Sharon Williams in a friendly but challenging way. How does …

Wrestling with the 5 NT Passages

September 26th, 2021


Well that was quite a session with Christy and Kaylin on the five New Testament passages of 1 Peter 3:1-7, Ephesians 5:15-6:9, 1 Timothy 2:8-3:16, 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 and 1 Corinthians 14:34-40. Notice the last words …

Pollution alert! The Book of Eden. Chapter 1.

October 3rd, 2021


Bruce C. E. Fleming reflects on the brevity of life then introduces Joanne Hagemeyer to the podcast studios! Together they take us into The Book of …

Equal Partners? The Book of Eden. Chapter 2.

October 10th, 2021


'ezer kenegdo means equal partners. Neither partner is more equal than the other in Genesis 2 according to God's plan in Creation.

Marriage Model. The Book of Eden. Chapter 3.

October 17th, 2021


There are four steps in the Marriage Model.

  1. Each partner first knows God personally.
  2. There is a social event and everybody knows "Now we're starting a …

The Attack! The Book of Eden. Chapter 4.

October 24th, 2021


There were three at the Tree in The Garden of Eden: the serpent-tempter, the woman and the man. Satan attacked both of the humans using plural pronouns for "you-both."

There were two very different responses by the …

The Woman Will Win! The Book of Eden. Chapter 5.

October 31st, 2021


God speaks to each of the two rebels, the serpent tempter and the man, using a six-point parallel pattern.

The elements of this pattern are completely absent in God's words to the woman. She is treated differently. Why?

Spotting the Patterns! The Book of Eden. Chapter 6.

November 7th, 2021


God links his words to the woman of bad news and good news in Line 1 of the Hebrew text of Genesis 3:16 to the man (verse 17) and to the serpent tempter (verse 15). These linked words are not about the act childbirth …

Eve NOT Cursed, Genesis 3:16. The Book of Eden. Chapter 7.

November 14th, 2021


God's 11 Hebrew words to the woman in Genesis 3:16.

According to the research of Dr. Joy Fleming, here are the 11 Hebrew words God spoke to the woman in Eden in Genesis 3:16.

In spite what you read in the mistranslations …

Was Adam Cursed? The Book of Eden. Chapter 8.

November 21st, 2021


When the man and the woman ate the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden they died. They knew evil. Their bodies were mortal.

God addressed the man in the Garden of Eden in the same pattern as the serpent tempter! …


November 28th, 2021


Season 6 BONUS Episode of The Eden Podcast transcript

Welcome to The Eden Podcast where we think again about the Bible on women and men and we start with a correct understanding of what happened in the Garden of Eden …

BEST OF Season One! Genesis 2-3

December 5th, 2021


Have you read Chapter 1 and its Study Guide in The Book of Eden, Genesis 2-3? It is taken from this very first Episode of The Eden Podcast.

Dr.Joy Fleming cleared away the translation errors contained in our modern …

BEST OF Season Two! Ephesians 5:15-6:9

December 12th, 2021


We must first find the limits of the well-built passage in Ephesians 5-6. Then we can notice the main parts of this long passage. And only thirdly can we look at words, phrases and verses in their appropriate places in …

BEST OF Season Three! 1 Timothy 2:8-3:16

December 19th, 2021


Should women teach men in church? People focus only on 1 Timothy 2:12. But wait! There's more!

  • Verse 12 is only the second half of one long Greek …

BEST OF Season Four! 1 Cor 11, 14 & 1 Peter 3

December 26th, 2021


1 Corinthians 11:4-6 is a quotation of other people's words. Paul then refutes them.

1 Corinthians 14:34-35 is another quotation of other people's …

BEST OF Season 5! The Eden Podcast Story

January 2nd, 2022


God didn't curse Eve (or Adam) or limit woman in any way! This good news is the true message of Genesis 3:16. 

The Eden Podcast and the accompanying books in The Eden Book Series tell the Tru316 Message of hope and …

Beyond Eden, Ephesians 5-6. The Big Picture.

January 9th, 2022


Most people look to these verses for teaching on headship of the male and submission by the female. These ideas are not taught here, nor in any of the 7 key passages on women and men related to Genesis 3:16.

Get a copy …

Ephesians 5-6. The Detailed Picture!

January 16th, 2022


What does it mean to be filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18b)? Paul gives a detailed teaching on this which may surprise many people (Ephesians …

Beyond Eden. Spirit-filled speaking

January 23rd, 2022


"Vertical submission" is NOT what Paul teaches in Ephesians 5:19 and following. He replaces that with "horizontal submission." Christ is our model. …

50,000 Downloads! A Group Effort!

January 24th, 2022


On this BONUS episode I try mention as many individuals and groups as I can.


Beyond Eden. Spouses Submitting

January 30th, 2022


The meaning of Ephesians 5:22 is discovered in the matrix it is found in. Briefly, Paul turns to the relationship of married Spirit-filled believers …

Eph 5:25-32 Christ's Example.

February 13th, 2022


Are these verses teaching us primarily about marriage? Are they not rather teaching us primarily about Christ and the church? 

Jesus is one with the church in a joint-body. Jesus is the Savior who gave himself for the

Eph 5:33-6:9 "It's Mutual!"

February 27th, 2022


IT'S MUTUAL! This was Paul's BIG IDEA based on the revelation of the Great Mystery in Ephesians 5:32.

In Ephesians 5:33-6:9 Paul presents Part 2 of …

Sheila and Bruce for 316 Day 2022!

March 13th, 2022


TAKE The Eden Course! Here's the LINK:

From the interview on The Eden Podcast:

Sheila: …

NEW for Tru316 Day - The Eden Course!

March 16th, 2022


Too many people have thought Eve was struck by some kind of Eden curse. That belief is based on MIStranslations and MISinterpretations of the Hebrew …

Natalie and Bruce do "THE EDEN BIBLE STUDY"

March 27th, 2022


What happens when people teach something the Bible doesn't say? When we try to apply principles that do NOT line up with the inspired Hebrew and Greek words of the Bible what problems arise?

How can we learn what God …

"THE EDEN BIBLE STUDY" with guest Dr. Bill Rudd

April 10th, 2022


This discussion uses the 2-page Eden Bible Study. Use it when you meet with a friend, as you discuss Genesis 3 with the family, in a group study at your church! To get a copy email with the word STUDY

Go …

A Different Look at Eden with Pastor Gene

April 24th, 2022

16:46 gives you eight great digital lessons with videos, quizzes plus audio resources and more!

You can also join the TruTeam as an affiliate! Simply visit

Discovering "The Eden Course"

May 8th, 2022


Here are some of the insights from The Eden Course:

1. God created Equal Partners from Creation on!

2. Kidnap marriages? Arranged marriages? What is God's original design for marriage?

3. Was it The Fall? No. This is one …

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