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No. These are two different trees. The LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground--trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. (Gen 2:9) At first, only one was made off limits to humans. but you must not eat from the tree of the ...


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Adam and Eve were forbidden from eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, not from the tree of life before the Fall (Genesis 2:16-17). In Genesis 2:9, the sense is that both the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil are in the midst of the Garden; it's the latter tree to which Eve is referring in Genesis 3:2-3. The tree ...


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To answer all five of your questions. Yes, there is more information. There are English translations. You can find a rendering of the text in English at newadvent.org. that appears to date to 18961. There is another English rendering here with a helpful introduction. If not a correlation, there is some similarity. A twenty-two page analysis of text, ...


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Yes, the Tree of Life is actually a common motif for seemingly many cultures -- not just the Near East. Its symbol and presence in mythology transcends geographical boundaries. Just conducting a basic google search, Wikipedia cites all the many cultures that have portrayed a "Tree of Life" in their mythical/philosophical traditions: Tree of life (...


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"The fig tree is used many times in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Why?" The fig tree represents God's people first Israel and then Christianity. "What is so special about them that the Bible is not or is telling me?" The Bible is trying to tell that God's followers must give of fruit which are the gifts of the spirit. Galatians 5:22-23 You will ...


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Genesis 2:9 first notes the presence of the Tree of Life in the center of the garden of Eden: The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow from the soil, every tree that was pleasing to look at and good for food. (Now the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil were in the middle of the orchard.) Genesis 2:16-17 states: Then the Lord ...


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In my studies I have come to believe that the fig tree was Jesus giving his Apostles a vivid example of his warning in: Joh 15:1 through 8 KJV 1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. ...


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The dream of which we read in 1 Nephi 8 is somewhat reminiscent of the Tree of Knowledge story in Genesis 3, except that instead of a snake, there is a man in a white robe, and no harm comes to those who eat the fruit. The parallels seem close enough to suggest a literary dependency. In Genesis 3:22-24, we read that the Tree of Life bestows immortality, so ...


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