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

Peter Kirk 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.

Peter Kirk
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