[b-hebrew] Genesis 2:15 and 2:17 is garden feminine?
peter at qaya.org
Mon Nov 13 17:21:26 EST 2006
On 13/11/2006 16:09, Steve Miller wrote:
> Additionally, the garden did not die in the day Adam ate off the tree of
> knowledge. Gen 3:22-24
Nor did Adam die. Well, we know that from the text, that he lived
another 930 years(!), which is of course the basic problem with the "you
shall surely die" interpretation, whereas your argument about the garden
is in fact from silence. So, while I would not argue for the garden
dying interpretation, this argument is of no help.
A better argument against the garden dying interpretation is from 3:2,3,
in which the plural form TEMUTUN cannot refer to the singular garden and
also clearly refers back to 2:17.
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