Did any early Church fathers ever reason that the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil (Gen. 2:9) either is or symbolizes the Torah/ Law?
Did any early Church fathers ever reason that the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil (Gen. 2:9) either is or symbolizes the Torah/ Law? I do not know all the writings of all the early church fathers, but I have read some of them. And from those I never found this reasoning. But an understanding to what the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil is compared to the Torah / Law I am willing to share.
First to prove that the Knowledge of Good and Evil is the platform for denial. Now a child who has done wrong may tell the parent a lie, knowing that if the parent finds out a punishment is coming. Knowing that this evil is on the way, he removes his faith from God's redemption, and puts his faith in the darkness breaking the Law. Now a child in a room of cookies may try to take a cookie off the plate of cookies even though he is not allowed, because he knows that the cookie will taste good, so he removes his faith from God and decides to go after the cookie himself breaking the Law.
Here is a list of Early Writings that I do not see any teaching about this comparison (I wasn't looking for this teaching, I just don't remember any of them talking about it):