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RE: VMs: Voynich-addendum
Exclusion from the Garden of Eden:
It is commonly believed that Adam and Eve were expelled from the
Garden of Eden for eating the fruit of the tree of knowledge of
good and evil. They were not. From Genesis 3:22-23, King James
"And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us,
to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and
take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the Garden of Eden, to
till the ground from whence he was taken.
So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden
of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to
keep [guard, watch over] the way of the tree of life."
Note that there are two trees involved—not one. Of the two, it's
the second, obviously—the "tree of life"—that most concerns
the Lord. The fruit of the first tree has given Adam knowledge
of good and evil. But it's not until the Lord realizes that Adam
can achieve immortality if he tastes the fruit of the second tree
that expulsion from the garden occurs.
Note also that Eve is not mentioned as being expelled—only Adam.
However, the next chapter has them raising Cain together,
so obviously she must have accompanied him.
~source used: "More Misinformation"
by Tom Burnam
best to you & yours
steve FOLD (IT) FLIP (it) ekwall :-)
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