I like to listen to Michael Medved on the radio. Though Jewish, he stands firm and supports Christians, Christianity and publically declares almost daily that America was once a Christian nation, founded by Chistians on Christian principles. Several years ago I caught just the end of a discussion he was having with a caller. All I remember him saying is the account of Adams and Eves fall is different in the Torah than what is written in the Christian Bible (Michael made a quick reference to the serpent not really being a serpent in the Torah, then he moved on to the next caller). This has always intrigued me since then, especially now since I've joined this forum and seen the many debates/arguments about the different Bible translations. I've owned several different Bibles over the years but now I am comfortable with the KJV. I like the language of it. Is there anything I can reference that was written before the 1611 Bible? What did people use for 1611 years prior? Was it just the spoken word? What did the KJ translators translate from? Also, can anyone give anymore insight to what Michael was saying regarding the Jewish account of the fall of man in the Garden? Thanks!