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How is the Fall of Man symbolic to what Jesus did on the cross?

Source: Answers in Genesis

Adam and Eve, realizing they were naked, sewed together leaves to cover up their nudity.  This was their own work being done in an attempt to cover their sin.  God sacrificed an animal and used the dead animal’s skin to provide garments for Adam and Eve.  An animal had to die to atone for their sins and provide the covering for their nudity.  Blood was shed, and without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins (Heb. 9:22).  Adam’s rebellion was a real event, but it was also prophetic of how about 4,000 years later, Jesus would be sacrificed to cover the sins of the world.  Our own works (clothes made of leaves) do not atone for our sin, but the blood of a blameless sacrifice (Jesus) made the full atonement.  Jesus chose to redeem his creation from the mess that it created.  This is true, unconditional love.  Putting our faith in Jesus and confessing our sins to him guarantees us a life in Heaven with him.

What is significant about the pitch that Noah used to cover the ark?

“Make yourself an ark of gopher wood; make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and outside with pitch.” (Gen 6:14).  The pitch was a substance used to waterproof the ark.  The Hebrew word used for pitch, Kopher (Strong’s #3724), is from the root word used for “atonement” or “covering.”  The ark is symbolic of how people “enter the door” to be saved by Jesus (John 10:9).  Jesus atoned, or “covered” our sins on the cross, just like the pitch covered the ark and protected the people and animals inside from the waters of judgment.

Jesus covered our sins, just like the pitch covered the ark.