Gen 2:16-25 NHEBJE Jehovah God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; (17) but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it; for in the day that you eat of it you will surely die.”
(21) Jehovah God caused a deep sleep to fall on the man, and he slept; and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. (22) He made the rib, which Jehovah God had taken from the man, into a woman, and brought her to the man. (23) The man said, “This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh. She will be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” (24) Therefore a man will leave his father and his mother, and will join with his wife, and they will be one flesh. (25) They were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
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- A charge to keep i have (niiarmahblog.wordpress.com)
The story of the garden of Eden is a fascinating one and quite a number of religions has featured its holistic description on it. In the book of Genesis chapters 2 and 3, the bible gives an absorbing illustration of the place. And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. —Genesis 2:9 The man was made to eat off of all the trees in the garden with the exception of the Tree of knowledge of good and evil located in the center of the garden. Now the Lord having made everything in that garden edible and also appealing to the eye, the serpent, also happening to be cunning, diligently used that distinctive feature to the demise of God’s greatest creation; man.
Adam was given a wife in his innocence, they lived harmoniously.
We realize even in knowledge of the truth we,humans, turn our backs to it and find the nearest person regardless of our relationship and blame the individual. If the truth is suppose to set us free why in God’s name are we captives of this predicament. Nations and Continents turn a straight finger to blame each other in times of crises. Accountability has become the White whale of our time, where we give little acknowledgment of serenity of our surroundings thus going about our daily duties and turn to blame someone for a problem imminent to face all with oneself inclusive and later continue with our daily routines. what a race we are! Our leaders are at the spear point of our accusations. Or has the truth been massaged to sideline duties the society poses to our leaders. do we not have a say in the decisions taken on issues which engulfs us all.
- The Truth: Who Are You (a Must Read) (eyeopenerunity.wordpress.com)
When they sinned what happened? It tells us in Genesis 3:6-19 (please read) They were ashamed and suffering came about. So that could only mean that every thing was good like it was stated in Genesis 1 and 2.So, what are we actually looking for? How was it before Adam and Eve ate the fruit of the tree of good and evil?
evil is on the outside. Obviously since it came from an outside source
the second tree known as the knowledge of good and evil must have been the tree of death. Because only than could we discern what was good and what was bad. When everything was good. It was no other. There is were choice comes from. It states in Genesis 2:17 if you eat of the tree of knowledge (good and evil) you shall surely die.
- Adam and Eve are Ancient “Archetypes” (jacksonwu.org)
Adam and Eve are “archetypes.” For Walton, this means Adam was “a representative of a group in whom all others in the group are embodied” (240). A person is an archetype if what is true of the one is also true for all those who are represented by in him. Adam and Eve are historical, not fictitious. In some sense, Christ, Abraham, and Melchizedek are also archetypes.
- Original sin, the concept that man is born in a condition of sinfulness and must await redemption – True or False? (eagleman6788.wordpress.com)
The story of Adam and Eve forms the basis for the doctrine of original sin, a doctrine that is held as true by many branches of Christianity, but is not shared by the Orthodox or Congregationalist churches, nor by Judaism nor The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “Sin came into the world through one man and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all men sinned,” said St Paul in his Epistle to the Romans, writing in Greek about 58 AD. St Paul was not being true to the Hebrew of Genesis, which nowhere mentions the words “sin” and which does not say that Adam was punished with death. (Adam’s transgression in Genesis 3 is disobedience, not sin, and he is expelled from Eden not in order to die, but so that he may not eat of the Tree of Life and become immortal). St Augustine of Hippo (354-430 AD), working with a Latin mistranslation of the epistle, understood Paul to have said that Adam’s sin was hereditary: “Death passed upon (i.e. spread to) all men because of Adam, [in whom] all sinned”. Original sin, the concept that man is born in a condition of sinfulness and must await redemption, while founded on a forced reading of Genesis followed by an exegesis based on a mistranslation, nevertheless became a cornerstone of Christian theological tradition, primarily in Western-rite churches.
- Does God want us to be more than human? (unsettledchristianity.com)
What if this was God’s plan all along? That we become partakers of the divine nature (2 Peter 2.14)? Indeed, if one starts in Genesis 2 and then goes to the last few chapters of Revelation, we see a great cosmic plan, The Great Code, that does not merely recapitulate itself, but has this circle of life that prepares us for something else.
The tree of the knowledge of good and evil was one that related to more than moral information. It included a valued knowledge that would be necessary in order to have the ability to make a clear distinction between what was beautiful or ugly, helpful or harmful, approved or disapproved. Knowledge is obtained from instruction, but what is done with that information can be either good or evil. Putting knowledge into life requires the ability to discriminate between the two.
+Good and evil, tob and ra, thus have a much wider meaning here than good and evil in our terminology. The words tob and ra speak of an ultimate split in the world of humankind in general that goes back behind even the moral split, so that tob means also something like “pleasurable” and ra “painful” (Hans Schmidt). Tob and ra are concepts that express what is in every respect the deepest divide in human life.
- Choose Positivity (matheusyuhlung.wordpress.com)
Amidst the lies that exaggerates fear, it is very much essential to trust on the God whose name is Jehovah El Elohim; which means The LORD God of Gods, the LORD, mighty, powerful, strong One over all.
- It Only Causes Harm (josephsdailywalkwithjesus.wordpress.com)
Holding onto anger adversely affects your health and only sends you to an early grave.
Holding onto anger affects your loving relationships. It can cause you to lash out at the innocent ones, especially those you love and end up destroying relationships.
- Psalm Three (davidartist.wordpress.com)
Salvation for us now belongs to the Lord;
Your blessings upon us… Your people’s reward.
- The Lord Protects (ectordzro.wordpress.com)
The Lord is your shield and helper means God helps you by protecting you. He being your glorious sword implies the Lord fights battles on your behalf in other to protect you, as you live in His spirit of excellence.
- The Genesis of Contextualization (munsonmissions.org)
A “literal” reading (from our perspective) may in fact overlook the biblical audience’s cultural context. Accordingly, we might impose our assumptions onto the text, resulting in interpretations that ignore the writer and audience to whom God originally revealed Himself.