| || |
Consider this... what if you evolved on a world where the only habitable continent always faced the sun. Let's ignore all the technicalities of this, and pretend that it just works.
Would the concept of "daytime" exist? Of course not. The only reason the term exists is because there's another concept "nighttime" with which to contrast it.
Same goes for death. Adam and Eve had no idea what "death" was, since they had never experienced it themselves, nor had they seen the effects of death on others.
Last edited by Djinn; 23rd March 2017 at 09:47 AM.
Other things to note...
First, Adam never spoke with God; not until after the whole tree fiasco. God spoke to Adam; but Adam posed no questions of his own.
Second, God never commanded Eve not to eat from the forbidden tree. Look it up. In Genesis 2:17, God lays down the rule. And then, in Genesis 2:22, God creates Eve*. In fact, God never addresses Eve at any point in the narrative, until after the tree fiasco.
The only entity who ever addressed Eve in any non-punitive capacity was the serpent.
* He also apparently created both Adam and Eve at the same time, earlier in Genesis 1:27. Make of that what you will.
Last edited by Djinn; 23rd March 2017 at 09:59 AM.
Adam and eve knew animals because they were given dominion over them.
Adam and eve knew god, whose power and authority was clear.
Wasn't this the thing that the serpent used to seduce them to disobedience -- that partaking of the fruit would open their eyes and be like god?