Gen 2:17: Dying thou shalt die

Peter Kirk Peter_Kirk at
Fri Aug 25 07:43:27 EDT 2000

I am not sure who the "he" in ? and Liz's postings was supposed to be,
perhaps originally a sexist pronoun for humanity in general. But Bill's
interpretation as Adam cannot stand. For actually this "he" didn't talk to
the snake, only Eve and YHWH did. And only Eve heard its words. Feminine
intuition? ;-)

Peter Kirk

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Ross" <wross at>
To: "Biblical Hebrew" <b-hebrew at>
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2000 10:50 PM
Subject: RE: Gen 2:17: Dying thou shalt die

> <?>
> >I don't see anyplace where he talked to the animals.
> <Liz>
> >He talked to a snake.
> <Bill>
> What seems to have changed is not Adam's talking to animals, which I still
> do all of the time, but rather the normalcy of the animals talking back -
> which only seems to happen to my cousin Louie when there is no one else
> around to witness!  :-)
> Bill Ross
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