> budaatum: So, according to you, the humankind that "The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat[d] of it you shall surely die.” Is the same humankind that "God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food". In your Hebrew, does it also claim the Garden of Eden is the earth? Or/and why did Genesis 2 God downgrade the food and the task given to Genesis 1 humankind? > BassReeves: Good luck with mining a straw man, hence my reason for striking out your post, as YOYO. You have no idea the effect of what one single act of obedience could cause. Smh as I lqtm The reason why Genesis 2 God downgraded the food and the task given to Genesis 1 humankind is because of 'cause and effect' 'Cause and effect' changed the status quo from the moment, things fell apart after the centre could not hold an longer, post eating the fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. It'll interest you to know that TKGE is similar to another expression found in 'Ladies and Gentlemen' in that they both are merisms, encompassing a wider meaning, have a wider connotation. Shedding more light on the intricacies of 'Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil' merism, is not within the scope of why this thread was created by OP, so I will pass.