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Questions about Eden or the Garden of Eden, wherein Adam & Eve dwelled prior to the Fall

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(John 15:22) No sin without Jesus?

I am really scratching my head on this verse. John 15:22, “If I [Jesus] had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin.” It seems from the ...
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The division of Eden's main river (Genesis 2:10)

Genesis 2:10 KJV And a river went out of Eden to water the garden, and from thence it was parted and became four heads. Genesis 2:10 NABRE A river rises in Eden to water the garden; beyond there it ...
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Was Adam present when the serpent was talking with Eve?

Genesis 3:6 (NIV) When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to ...
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Why didn't God say to woman/Eve/Chava for what sin/sins she is judged?

In Genesis 3, we read that when God gave the judgement, HE said to the serpent and Adam in a manner such as "because you did such and such, so it shall be……" but to the woman, He didn't call ...
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Why is ‘woman’ pluralized in Genesis 3?

Chapters 1, 2, 4, 6, 12, 13, 15, and 16 of Genesis 3 have “the women” הָאִשָּׁ֣ה as one of the characters included in the conversation. Both the serpent and YHWH address the women, the women reply, ...
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Did Adam know about the Tree of Life?

Scripture clearly tells us that God made the Tree of Life in Eden, that God informed Adam of the Tree of Knowledge, and that God expelled Adam from Eden so as to prevent him from eating of the Tree of ...
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Ezekiel 28:13-14 Was Eden on a mountain?

Relevant Scripture Ezekiel 28:13-14 3 You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, sardius, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, emerald, and ...
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From where does it come from, that the head and feet considered an enemy?

In the book of Genesis, it is said that he will crush your head and you will strike his heel and the creator will put enmity between her seed and his seed. Are the head and feet meant for an enemy in ...
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Was the Garden of Eden planted "in the East" or "towards the East" in Genesis 2:8?

Genesis 2:8 NASB95 The Lord God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed. Genesis 2:8 ESV And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, ...
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What was wrong with knowing good and evil as per Gen 3:22?

Gen 3:22 - Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil. And now, lest he reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever....
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Is God worried about Adam eating once or in an on-going pattern from the Tree of Life at Genesis 3:22?

At Genesis 3:22, God says "And now, lest he reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever ..." This sounds like a one-and-done - Adam eats once and ...
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Is there any reference connecting the Serpent in the Garden with rebellious divine beings? [closed]

Three references in scripture force my re-examination of the role of serpents/reptiles in scripture: The brazen serpent (Nehushtan) raised up by Moses and it's connection to Christ (John 3:14) YeShua'...
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Does Genesis 1:29-31 leave any room for the existence of animal-based diets in the period between the Creation and the Fall?

Genesis 1:29-31 (ESV): 29 And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. ...
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Genesis 3:6 "Desirable to make one wise"

I'm trying to understand why translations from KJV on have translated this part of Genesis 3:6, that the tree of the knowledge of good and evil was "a tree to be desired to make one wise." ...
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The meaning of Eden?

I have heard that Eden in Hebrew means "presence" and not specifically a place. The word is made of five strokes each with a meaning of its own. They are: Spot, Moment, Presence, Open Door,...
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Where was Adam created?

Genesis 2 describes Adam being put in the Garden of Eden: 7then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living ...
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Why would Adam and Eve eating again the Fruit of the Tree of Life in the middle of the Garden give them Eternal Life?

I was reading Genesis of the First Testament and came across the following excerpt, Genesis 3:22-23 (KJV): [22] And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: ...
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Is the Ark of the Covenant symbolizing the cherubim guarding the Tree of Life?

No one questions why cherubim were used as symbolism throughout the OT. Cherubim are involved with finding God. The Meaning of Life. I think the role of cherubim is to guard things by hiding with ...
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Was Adam made on day 3 or day 6? [duplicate]

In Genesis 1:27 we have the creation of Adam on the sixth day of creation. Genesis 1:27a, So God created Adam in God's own image... But in the next chapter, we have: Genesis 2:5-7, in the ...
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Genesis - Eden: Was There Punishment for Disobeying the Lord God? If so, What Was It?

What was punishment for Adam, Eve, and the serpent for disobeying the Lord God's order to not eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Neither Adam or Eve died and their disposition remained ...
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Was Mesalim King of Kish, the same person as Moses king of Kush? [closed]

Mesilim Mesilim Mesilim (Sumerian: 𒈨𒁲),[3] also spelled Mesalim (c. 2600 BC), was lugal (king) of the Sumerian city-state of Kish. Though his name is missing from the Sumerian king list, Mesilim ...
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What happened after Adam and Eve ate from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil?

5For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. 6¶And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that ...
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Would it have mattered if God cursed Adam and Eve if they had eaten from the tree of life?

In Genesis chapter 3, Adam and Eve are booted from Eden after God curses them with mortality. Verse 22 says: And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and ...
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Genesis 2:10 - Why are the verbs and the participle translated into English past tense?

The Hebrew text of Gen. 2:10 states, וְנָהָר יֹצֵא מֵעֵדֶן לְהַשְׁקוֹת אֶת הַגָּן וּמִשָּׁם יִפָּרֵד וְהָיָה לְאַרְבָּעָה רָאשִׁים Several words capture my attention: יֹצֵא which is conjugated as ...
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What did the serpent really ask in Genesis 3:1?

One nuance of the meaning of the serpent's question hinges on the translation of מִכֹּל עֵץ (Gen 3:1). Translated as "from every tree" or "from any tree" basically determines whether the serpent ...