The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil is a mysterious and troubling element in the Genesis account. Why would God put this tree there in the first place if He didn’t want Adam and Eve to eat from it? We are going to spend two weeks looking at the Tree of the Knowledge of Good Evil.
Today, we will see why the death that will come from eating of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil is not a punishment from God, but is actually a blessing … and we will also see how the command to not eat from the tree is the final touch on the temple that God has built.
The Text of Genesis 2:16-17
And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”
In this discussion of Genesis 2:16-17 we look at:
- The final element needed for temple worship
- The commandment of God to eat from the tree
- Why the warning about death is not a punishment from God
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- Genesis 1:11-12 Was there death before the Fall?
- The Adapa Legend
- Adam and Adapa: Two Anthropological Characters
- Why God Never Punishes Sin
- More Reasons God Does not Punish Sin
- Rethinking the Punishment of God
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Downloadable Podcast Resources
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