The Adam Inheritance - The Myths of Armageddon 
The End-Time debacle -The Plague of Religion.

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Edited*:   January  23  2017

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In defence of the sidelined God Jehovah, Creator of the Universe and Father of Humanity

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The case of the mythical also in Genesis 3:22

And Jehovah God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever -ASV

22 And Jehovah God went on to say: “Here the man has become like one of us in knowing good and bad, and now in order that he may not put his hand out and actually take [fruit] also from the tree of life and eat and live to time indefinite,” -NWT

Ever since the Apostasy that was not only anticipated by the apostles, but also already apparent in their day, ‘Christian’ people and others have wondered what power the fruit of the Tree of Life possessed.

They concluded that it must have been able to actually grant everlasting life to those eating it.

What convinced them or rather what they wished to be the definitive proof of what they perceived to be their inherently sinful failure-prone persona, was that somewhat ambiguously worded  (in Hebrew) Genesis 3:22.

How else can religious leaders explain man's inhumanity to man and all else?  They reason: ‘Since man dies, he must be imperfect, because righteous man was not supposed to die.  Man sinned and thus became a sinner.  Perfect man does not sin and therefore does not die.’

Are all other living things imperfect also?  They must be, because they all die!  No, no, that can't apply to man, because he wasn't supposed to die –or was he?  Hang on there again, did not perfect Adam and many perfect angels sin?

Apostates quickly fell into line with the wily mores of the Rebel Angel’s (Satan) crowd and invented not only that the fruit from the Tree of Life must inherently contain and bestow eternal life upon the eater, but also that Adam could not logically have eaten from it, because man dies.  Now, that was easy.

To make sure that this sticks in the collective mind of mankind, apostate Christian religion deftly organized a subtle slight of verbal hand by adding also to Genesis 3:22 to show that Adam and Eve could not possibly have eaten of the fruit of that Tree of Life.   . . . and all of mankind continues to be deceived.

Those empowered by their Lord Jesus to set matters straight, instead wore the straight-jackets of Satan's grand deception (Revelation 12:9) and, on the basis of that doctored verse, concluded that Adam could not possibly have eaten of the fruit of the Tree of Life.

The boy behind the plough, however under-educated he may have been, could read, or have someone read to him, that God had already given Adam permission to eat from it:

(Genesis 2:9) 9 Thus Jehovah God made to grow out of the ground every tree desirable to one’s sight and good for food and also the tree of life in the middle of the garden and the tree of the knowledge of good and bad.

(Genesis 2:15-17) . . .. 16 And Jehovah God also laid this command upon the man: “From every tree of the garden you may eat to satisfaction. 17 But as for the tree of the knowledge of good and bad you must not eat from it, for in the day you eat from it you will positively die.”. . .

As I said in another place, Adam was condemned to die for eating from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Bad, not for not eating from the Tree of Life.

Adam had continued to eat from that Tree of Life while in the Garden.  It could never give life any more or less than any of the other trees in the garden.  If he failed to eat regularly from any of them and/or whatever other food available to him there, he would die anyway.  But eating of the tree of Knowledge made that a certainty.  Hence, Jehovah's expression: you will positively die or surely die (in many other translations).

Let us assume for a moment that the Hebrew word gam commonly translated also here, where it should not be in the first place, was used by Moses in his original writing.

What does or can that mean and would that impact on the understanding and implications arising from Genesis 3:22?

As noted on farther down, definitions of this Hebrew word gam  include the meaning of again, which would throw a somewhat different light on the intent of this verse.

In the grammatical world these English words reside in, also and again could be considered almost identical twins, while also seems more focused on the object of the action and again on its timing.

Yet being closely related, these words significantly overlap to be almost synonyms.

One can use both of these words to mean one and the same thing, but not consistently so in all cases:

Yesterday Adam ate an apple.  Today he can also eat an apple,

Yesterday Adam ate a pear.  Today he can also eat an apple.

When reading the two today sentences above, one would emphasise today and also in the first one, with the emphasis on also and apple  in the second instance.

Yesterday Adam ate an apple.  Today he will again eat an apple.

Yesterday Adam ate a pear . . . ‑ again  cannot be used in this comparison.
Being much less resilient than
also,  its principal focus here is on the timing of the eating, with the object needing to be the constant.

(Genesis 3:22) 22 And Jehovah God went on to say: “Here the man has become like one of us in knowing good and bad, and now in order that he may not put his hand out and actually take [fruit] also from the tree of life and eat and live to time indefinite,. -NWT

Yesterday, and for quite some time now, Adam had been eating from the tree of life.

Today, and after his sin, he could also eat from that same Tree of Life again!

So he was moved out of Paradise and away from the Tree of Life so that he could not also eat from that same tree after his sin.

This was of course simply symbolic, since that tree of life could never impart everlasting life, as I already indicated above.  Not eating from the knowledge tree allowed for continuing life, not the eating from the tree of life.

. . . very difficult that eh?


Note also? here in the Septuagint:

Genesis 3:22 ¶  (3:23 Catholic) And {1} God said, Behold, Adam is become as one of us, to know good and evil, and now lest at any time he stretch forth his hand, and take of the tree of life and eat, and so he shall live forever––{1) Alex. +the Lord} (Greek Septuagint)

LXXE

1851 Brenton's English Septuagint.

The Bible text designated LXXE is from an English translation of The Septuagint by Sir Lancelot Charles Lee Brenton, originally published in 1851.  The electronic text is copyright 1988 by FABS International, Inc. Footnotes, additions, and corrections to the main text copyright 1999 by Larry Nelson, Box 2083, Rialto, CA  92376. All rights reserved. Used by permission.


As noted in the section below  1571  gam  gam translated by its accurate English equivalent also does not appear in the Hebrew of Genesis 3:22.  It does appear, however, in the Codex Leningrad B 19A (of U.S.S.R.), as presented in R. Kittel’s Biblia Hebraica (BHK), seventh, eighth and ninth editions (1951-55) used in the NWT.


1571  gam  gam

by contraction from an unused root meaning to gather; properly, assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correl. both...and:--again, alike, also, (so much) as (soon), both (so)...and , but, either...or, even, for all, (in) likewise (manner), moreover, nay...neither, one, then(-refore), though, what, with, yea.


Strong's Number Strong's Name Hebrew Text and Scripture 1571 gam


Again Eccl 4:11

alike Prov 20:10

all Lev 26:44

also Gen 3:6, Gen 6:3, Gen 44:16, 1 Sam 19:24, Eccl 1:17,  Eccl 2:15, Eccl 8:14

and Gen 24:25, Gen 24:25, Gen 32:19, Gen 32:19

as 2 Sam 17:12, Isa 66:8, Jer 51:49

both Gen 24:25, Gen 44:16

But Job 12:3

either Eccl 9:1

even Gen 20:5, 1 Chr 11:2, Neh 5:15, Neh 13:26

likewise Deu 12:30

manner 1 Sam 19:24

moreover Gen 32:20, 1 Chr 11:2

nay Jer 6:15

neither Jer 6:15

one 2 Sam 17:13

or Eccl 9:1

so Gen 32:19, Jer 51:49

Then Jer 33:26

therefore 1 Sam 12:16

though Neh 6:1

What Job 2:10

with 2 Chr 20:13

Yea Gen 20:6

yet Lev 26:24


So, according to Strong's Number Strong's Dictionary  1571 gam  does not have a place in Genesis 3:22.

Why then this rendering?: (Genesis 3:22 NWT) 22 And Jehovah God went on to say: “Here the man has become like one of us in knowing good and bad, and now in order that he may not put his hand out and actually take [fruit] also from the tree of life and eat and live to time indefinite


Christians need to get that right to free themselves from the greatest deception ever perpetrated upon mankind – presented in another essay.