Re: [asa] First human/Adam, A parenthesis

From: Jim Armstrong <>
Date: Mon Oct 12 2009 - 11:36:57 EDT
This from Origen in the early 3rd Century,

"Who is found so ignorant as to suppose that God, as if He had been a husbandman, planted trees in paradise, in Eden towards the east, and a tree of life in it, i.e., a visible and palpable tree of wood, so that anyone eating of it with bodily teeth should obtain life, and, eating again of another tree, should come to the knowledge of good and evil? No one, I think, can doubt that the statement that God walked in the afternoon in paradise, and that Adam lay hid under a tree, is related figuratively in Scripture, that some mystical meaning may be indicated by it."      -  On First Principles

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