Be warned, lots of what traditional Christians would consider modernist and liberal heresies in this. It says the serpent was not the devil, but that a writer wrote that part to discourage people from attending "serpent-related" pagan fertility temples. Also the usual Protestant/Post-Vatican 2 Catholic nonsense about supplemental authors (e.g. this entire paragraph was added later by "P" in 400 BC, to add their special angle or twist etc etc). Really unfortunate.