January 22, 2007

Adam and the TOTKOGAE

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Bill Wilder‘s fascinating article, “Illumination and Investiture: The Royal Significance of the Tree of Wisdom in Genesis 3″ is now available online here.

It overlaps quite nicely with Jim Jordan‘s thesis that “the knowledge of good and evil” in Scripture is not, as some claim, experiential knowledge of sin or something like that, but rather is the wisdom kings need — the wisdom Adam would have needed — in order to rule well.  God’s promise to Adam that he would eat of all the trees included the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, which means this tree was off limits to Adam only at first.

I’m glad to see that the Westminster Theological Journal published this article, and I’m glad to see it available online.

Posted by John Barach @ 1:16 pm | Discuss (0)

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