Knowing who wrote the first few chapters of the bible is important and this is how important it is. It is so important it is going to help us break apart the mystery of the trees in the middle of the garden, the serpent who approached Eve, and what those thing statements were made.
For years, we have been debating what was the fruit eaten by Adam and his wife, and where are the trees of the garden today after the flood. Well, because we know who wrote the first few chapters of the bible, we can now explain was the fruit eaten by Adam and his wife.
The story goes like this, Genesis 2:8-9 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.”
So, God planted a garden in Eden, he also caused to grow out of the ground every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for good. But what we did not caught unto was the transition that took place when he spoke concerning the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Not understanding the language, we immediately jump to the conclusion the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of evil were also trees that came up from the ground.
However, look at the transition, which breaks off to say the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil was also in the garden.
The transition states and used the word “also.” Which is showing in addition to the trees that grew out of the ground there was among them the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge and evil.
These were not fruit tree from which we eat food, this was the use of the Adamic language used throughout the bible to describe persons and the fruit of their lives.
John the Baptist used this very language when he spoke of individuals, and the life they live; calling the life they live fruits. Just listen to what he said using the ancient language of Adam to describe persons.
Matthew 3:10 “The axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore, every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down and cast into the fire.” To what was John referring when he spoke of these trees? Looking back at why he made the statement it is clear he was speaking of individuals and the way the live.