[b-hebrew] Genesis 2:15 and 2:17 is garden feminine?

Steve Miller smille10 at sbcglobal.net
Mon Nov 13 11:09:44 EST 2006

> From: Yigal Levin Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2006 1:04 AM
> Yes Kenneth, the noun "gan" in verse 15 is feminine, so theoretically the
> object of "mot tamut" at the end of verse 17 COULD be the garden. However,
> from a contextual point of view this is a stretch: the object of verse 16
> is
> the man, and verse 17 is a direct extention of verse 16. If the author had
> intended that the garden would die, he would have said so specifically.
> Besides, where in scripture is a garden (or any plant) ever  refered to as
> "dying"?
Additionally, the garden did not die in the day Adam ate off the tree of
knowledge. Gen 3:22-24
-Steve Miller

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