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The Labyrinth of Knowledge or the Tree of the Knowledge (of Good and Evil)
“And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.” (Genesis 2:9)
There’s a thin line between good and evil, extremes always reach out to each other. In the Christian theology, the Tree of Knowledge is connected to the doctrine of Original Sin (Gen 2:17 and 3:1-24). In the Book of Genesis God directly forbade Adam (before Eve has been created) to eat the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge. A serpent tempted Eve, who was aware of the prohibition against eating the forbidden fruit. The serpent had suggested to Eve that eating the fruit would bestow wisdom upon them. Eve and then Adam ate the forbidden fruit, and they became aware of their nakedness. After discovering their disobedience, God banished the couple from the garden in order to deny them access to the Tree of Life, which would have bestowed immortality onto them. God cursed both the snake and the ground, obliging Adam to survive through agriculture “by the sweat of his brow”. He told the woman that her childbirth pains would be greatly increased and that the man would rule over her. Read more Labyrinth of Knowledge