[b-hebrew] verb forms - Isaiah 56:6-7 was dying you shall die

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Thu Apr 19 09:40:06 EDT 2007


Harold,

Thank you for the insight.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Apr 19, 2007, at 9:23 AM, Harold Holmyard wrote:

> Dear Isaac,
>>  But even according
>> to the bible man was not as intellectually and emotionally astute
>> before he ate from the tree of knowledge as he was after the fact.
>>
>
> HH: It is not necessary to arrive at this conclusion from the Genesis
> story. The reason Adam knew evil was that he was now a victim of it by
> succumbing to the temptation to do evil. He knew by experience what it
> was to rebel against God and do wrong. He knew guilt and would know
> punishment. Yes, he knew something he did not know before, but it was
> not to his advantage to do so, really.
>
> Yours,
> Harold Holmyard
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