If I understand the Midrash and the verses correctly, G-d judged Adam straight away after he sinned and expelled them from Eden (see Avos dR"N 1,8):

...תשיעית הכניסו לגן עדן.
עשירית צוהו.
אחד עשר סרח.
שתים עשר נטרד והלך לו

Why Adam wasn't given a chance/time to repent and spare the rest of the history maybe till the end of the day or a week or a month?

  • If the expulsion were the punishment, I might agree, but the expulsion (to my mind) was a natural consequence of the change in man's nature. He could not stay in the garden because of who he now was.
    – rosends
    Apr 23 '19 at 11:42
  • @rosends How bout אֶל־הָאִשָּׁה אָמַר הַרְבָּה אַרְבֶּה עִצְּבוֹנֵךְ וְהֵרֹנֵךְ בְּעֶצֶב תֵּלְדִי בָנִים וְאֶל־אִישֵׁךְ תְּשׁוּקָתֵךְ וְהוּא יִמְשָׁל־בָּךְ׃ or אֲרוּרָה הָאֲדָמָה בַּעֲבוּרֶךָ בְּעִצָּבוֹן תֹּאכֲלֶנָּה כֹּל יְמֵי חַיֶּיךָ
    – Al Berko
    Apr 23 '19 at 11:44
  • @rosends The posuk says "וַיְגָרֶשׁ אֶת־הָאָדָם" - it doesn't sound natural to me.
    – Al Berko
    Apr 23 '19 at 11:46
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    I would shift the question away from "expel" and just to the stated punishment. And being chased out doesn't change that it was a natural consequence.
    – rosends
    Apr 23 '19 at 11:49
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    I think it's implied that Adam had time to repent when God asks him "what did you do?" He responded by blaming Chava.
    – DanF
    Apr 23 '19 at 12:46

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