> In Genesis it says "Now the serpent was more subtil than any
> beast of the field" The word to describe the serpent is
> "subtil" and most people read "subtle". The word used here is
> "subtil" means "having fine structure, not gross or dense;
> rarified; attenuated; ethereal, hence penetrating as a subtil
> perfume" the mistaken word subtle means crafty which most
> people miss read. So, this serpent is not crafty and enticing,
> but more as an ethereal creative force much like the Egyptian
> Kneph the Eternal unrevealed God force which is represented by
> a snake-emblem of eternity.
Actually, the word "subtil" can also mean:
4. Sly; artful; cunning; crafty; insinuating; as a subtil person; a subtil adversary.
5. Planned by art; deceitful; as a subtil scheme.
6. Deceitful; treacherous.
7. Refined; fine; acute; as a subtil argument.