December 5th, 2011

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What precisely was the knowledge that God didn't want Adam & Eve to have?

It's interesting to take a look at a Hebrew-English translation (I use http://www.mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt0103.htm) side by side, to help understand what is going on. More interestingly, is the use of the word "arum - עָרוּם" which interestingly is present in the description of their nakedness as well as the description of the serpent- see the quotations in http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%D7%A2%D7%A8%D7%95%D7%9D for both "naked" and "cunning"- both use the same core word, "arum".

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from my post on Quora: http://www.quora.com/The-Bible/What-precisely-was-the-knowledge-that-God-didnt-want-Adam-Eve-to-have/answer/Matt-Harbowy?srid=hoC6