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Hebrew and You with Lee M. Fields — The Tree of the Knowing Good and Evil (Gen 2:9)

By Lee Fields This well-known verse describes the situation in the Garden of Eden before the fall. There is great theological import in all of these chapters on creation, but what concerns us here is an interesting point of grammar, the last clause, וְעֵץ הַדַּעַת טֹוב וָרָע (weʿēṣ haddaʿaṯ ṭôḇ wārāʿ).
What is the …read more

Tremper Longman on Genesis’ Theological Message and the Story of God

By Jeremy Bouma Genesis. What a fascinating book. And not a little controversial! It’s also profoundly “theologically rich,” according to Tremper Longman III.
In his new Genesis commentary in the ground-breaking Story of God Bible Commentary series Longman argues, “it provides a foundation for the knowledge of God and his human creatures’ relationship with …read more

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