The Fruit of the Knowledge of Good & Evil by Oliver OyanadelOliver has gotten every answer correct on the standardized IQ test and has always been talented in whatever art form he dabbled in, limited only by the bounds of his interest. He has won an Art recognition award in grade school. He also happens to be a very accomplished Classical Guitarist, a concert musician. And he was awarded best poet of the year in 2009 for his poem, Youre like the moon featured in his book of poetry: the complete works by Oliver Oyanadel. Having been heavily influenced years earlier by his high school Professor in English Literature 101, he learned the science of dream analysis and symbolism as well as many different philosophical and theological approaches to reading and writing. And was encouraged in college to publish for a local Newspaper.
His first published novel, The Book of the Living was actually a sequel to an unpublished work called, The Burn is the Other Side, in which he wrote about a teenagers introduction to and life on drugs. However, publishers were looking for something more on the comedic side than his serious and honest portrayal of a tormented soul on the psychedelic trip and its exhilarating astonishment. Although the unpublished novel did yield a short story from a revised chapter about tripping out at the airport he placed in his book of short stories, Little Arson Annie, where he also snuck in an experience in which he had visited heaven alive as well, in the title short story itself, Little Arson Annie. Hence, his book entitled, How To Visit Heaven Alive was born. In this book, he begins with a short piece of mathematical information too sensitive for the general public, which was his ticket on board the Creators mobile throne, otherwise known as the Merkabah in Hebrew. His ticket on the Merkabah was more thoroughly revealed in the non-fiction Physics paper Unified Field Theory Solved.
By the year 2017, Oliver has published 12 books, including novels, short stories, poetry, Prophecy, childrens books, self-help books and other non-fiction, including theoretical physics of mathematical astrophysics and particle physics combined. And some books, his theological philosophy is without denomination, but not entirely without foundation. For this mystery solved, the spoiler would be too profound, to say the least. It is better left to his up and coming books, be it fiction or not. He will decide.
**Interviews conducted in person by Alec Marcolin, Ph.D. A long time friend and contemporary.
THE TWO TREES Part 1 of 2: The Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil
Genesis 2 narrates that God places the first man and woman in a garden with trees of whose fruits they may eat, but forbids them to eat from "the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. This may be an example of the type of figure of speech known as merism , a literary device that pairs opposite terms together in order to create a general meaning, so that the phrase "good and evil" would simply imply "everything. This interpretation may partially contradict the text itself wherein God permits the consumption of every other tree in the garden, which could indicate a variety of knowledge available to the first humans Genesis It is further complicated by the act of the Creation of Man , wherein God gives Adam the "breath of life" from his own divine spirit, possibly indicating that humans are endowed with special knowledge as a condition of their existence Genesis ; The Garden of Eden might represent a state of naivete that would not be possible without an incomplete or misinformed view of the world, implying primitive knowledge Genesis
Old Testament scholar Douglas Stuart has a short article on biblicaltraining. In short, Stuart argues that the term is a merism—a figure of speech in which two extremes are named in order to encompass everything in between. That is a merism. So Stuart suggests that what the tree of the knowledge of good and evil represents, and what the serpent tempted Adam and Eve with, was omniscience. The actual effect, Stuart thinks, is that after eating the fruit:.
The tree of knowledge appears at Gen and Gen , and is presumably the tree mentioned at Gen , 11, 12, and But what is this knowledge of good and evil that has been deemed off-limits to humanity? Here are four more common interpretations of what it means to know good and evil. Sexual knowledge. Eating from the fruit of this tree represents the beginning of sexual desire. Furthermore, in two other places in the Bible, knowing the distinction between good and evil is an indication of puberty Deut , Isa — When an author defines the entirety of something by referring to its extremities, it is known as a merism or merismus.
Forbidden fruit is a phrase that originates from the Book of Genesis concerning the original sin by Adam and Eve in Genesis — In the narrative, Adam and Eve eat the fruit of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden , which they had been commanded not to do by God. As a metaphor, the phrase typically refers to any indulgence or pleasure that is considered illegal or immoral. The narrative of the Book of Genesis places the first man and woman Adam and Eve in a garden where they may eat the fruit of many trees but are forbidden by God to eat from the "tree of knowledge of good and evil". And Jehovah God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as God, knowing good and evil. Desiring this wisdom, the woman eats the forbidden fruit and gives some to the man who also eats it.