The Serpent's Seed


What happened in the Garden of Eden has been somewhat of a mystery as most proclaim the "PG version" of a literal fruit of perhaps an apple eaten from a literal tree. Yet symbolic and figurative language is inescapable even in this version as the "seed of the serpent" in Genesis 3 is then no longer literal but a spiritual seed. Yet, the seed of the woman in that same verse is a literal seed. Everyone agrees that the serpent was not a real snake, but was Satan. So we can not have it both ways and we must be consistent with our application of figurative language. We can not label any interpretation as literal because there is no such thing as symbolic and figurative language is used regardless of your interpretation. And there are MANY inconsistencies in this "PG version" such as the fact that it just doesn't really make sense when your really think about it. It is just simply the version we have come to accept because that is what we have been given to believe. But how can a simple act of disobedience in simply eating an apple from the wrong tree justify the punishment given of the fall of all of mankind? The punishment just doesn't fit the crime. God's law calls for punishment to fit the crime as that is how God judges.

“ ‘Anyone who takes the life of a human being is to be put to death. Anyone who takes the life of someone’s animal must make restitution—life for life. Anyone who injures their neighbor is to be injured in the same manner: fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth. The one who has inflicted the injury must suffer the same injury. Whoever kills an animal must make restitution, but whoever kills a human being is to be put to death. Lev. 24:17-21

So for God to make one silly rule that doesn't make any sense and then enforce a punishment that doesn't fit the crime, could there be something else going on here?

What Really Happened In The Garden Of Eden?

Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. Gen. 1:29 (God gave ALL the plants and trees for food. So we will see that the "tree" of knowledge and "tree" of life are not literal trees, but Satan and Jesus. The tree of knowledge can't be a literal tree because God already said ALL the trees were given to them for food.)

The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Gen. 2:9 (All the literal trees grew "out of the ground." The tree of life and tree of knowledge did not grow out of the ground. They weren't literal trees but figurative beings. Trees are often times throughout scripture used to describe persons as figurative language.)

And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” Gen. 2:16-17 (God just said they can eat any tree in the garden and has also previously stated that in Gen. 1:29. So the tree of knowledge is obviously a different kind of tree, a figurative tree used to describe the person of Satan.)

Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness. Prov. 30:20
(The act of sex is likened to eating. It is a euphemism. And since euphemisms and figurative language is seen in the garden of Eden account, this would be how the term eating is used. After all, if the tree of knowledge is not a literal tree, obviously we aren't dealing with literal fruit, and we also aren't dealing with literal eating. This verse by itself of course doesn't prove anything. But it does show precedent for figurative language in the eating of the fruit. Also, why else would this verse be written other than Eve? She is the one known for eating, sin associated with eating, and being a woman. It says the sin was adultery, which is sex outside of marriage. Eve had sex outside of her marriage with Adam.)

The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’ ” Gen. 3:2-3 (The word "touch" is a euphemism for to lie with a woman. Look it up and you will see that it is so.)

When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Gen. 3:6 (Was Adam and Eve's sin in the garden of a sexual nature? As crazy as that may sound, let's consider all the evidence. This verse shows the food is good for gaining wisdom. Do we know of any literal food like that today? Of course not. Satan had sex with Eve. Then Eve had sex with Adam giving him this same fruit.)

Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings. Gen. 3:7 (They covered their naked parts due to the shame of their sin. It seems to make sense that eating a literal fruit would cause them to cover the shame of their mouths, or perhaps no shame at all. But having adulterous sex would cause them to cover the shame of their naked parts, or loins. But they didn't cover their mouths, but instead their naked parts.)

And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. Gen. 3:13 (The word "beguiled" could simply mean to deceive. It also means to seduce sexually. Which was the intended use? We don't know for sure. Perhaps both as both meanings would apply.)

And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: Gen. 3:14 (What did Satan do? Think about that. If Adam and Eve sinned, why is God punishing Satan? Simply because he lied and tempted them? No Satan is guilty of a sin in which he participated. He injected into mankind his angelic DNA and corrupted the DNA of mankind. Also notice his punishment is going on his belly the rest of his life. In other words, God cut off all his limbs, including his sexual limb. Satan lost his ability to reproduce. But the damage had already been done. And we will see later in Gen. 6 that Satan gets other angels to follow his lead in reproducing with mankind since he is no longer able to.)

Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. Matt. 13:24-30 (This is what Satan did and was punished for in Gen. 3:14. He sowed his seed among mankind. How did Satan sow any seed if all he did was lie and tempt? Jesus is telling us what happened in the garden.)

Then he left the crowd and went into the house. His disciples came to him and said, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.” He answered, “The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the people of the kingdom. The weeds are the people of the evil one, and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels. “As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. They will throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears, let them hear. Matt. 13:36-43 (But is this a literal seed or offspring that Satan has sown among mankind? It appears so, but let's see what the weight of evidence shows us.)

And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. Gen. 3:15 (We are shown two different seed lines. Satan has a seed line and Eve has a seed line. Eve's seed line will bruise the head, or destroy Satan's seed line through Christ. Satan's seed line will bruise the heel of Eve's seed line by crucifying Christ on the cross. But wait, I thought the Jews killed Jesus? This says that Satan's offspring will kill Jesus. Is that what happened? Yes, so let's continue down this tangled web of evidence. But also notice that the literalists will say that Eve's seed is literal, but Satan's seed is spiritual. So do not fool yourself and claim to be a literalist. All interpretations involve figurative language.)

Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. Gen. 3:16 (Is Eve's punishment of increased pain in child bearing a reflection of the type of sin in which she committed? This punishment fits the crime of an adulterous act, but does it fit the crime of a simple act of eating a certain fruit? No, it would be a completely random punishment and God does not work that way. As you can see husband was to rule over the wife as a direct punishment for Eve usurping her husband Adam. The punishment always fits the crime per the law of God.)

And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living. Gen. 3:20 (An interesting side note is that Adam is not said to be the father of all the living. Was that just left out or is this more evidence to show that Adam was not the father of Cain? Adam is not in Cain's genealogy. Adams genealogy went through Seth, as he replaced Abel as the firstborn when Abel died. Cain is not listed as the firstborn in Adam's genealogy. Had Cain been Adam's son, the genealogy would have gone through him.)

And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: Gen. 3:22 (It was now necessary to prevent Adam from eating of the tree of life and live forever. Why was that necessary? You have to ask and answer these questions. Was it because Adam and Eve ate a certain food? How does that make any sense at all? Was it because man's seed was now corrupted and it would now be detrimental for man to live forever in its corrupted state? And if man's seed is corrupted, could that occur through a piece of literal fruit, or would it make more sense that this was done through a rebellious sexual act from a fallen angel?)

So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life. Gen. 3:24 (It's so important to now keep man from the tree of life that it is now guarded by angels. Because they ate an apple God told them not to eat right? God does not make rules that don't make sense. If God made a literal tree with desirable forbidden fruit, not only does that not make sense to do, but it also makes God the tempter along with Satan. The literalist accusation against Satan is that he tempted mankind, but so did God tempt them as well by making a desirable forbidden fruit tree. That doesn't make sense.) 

And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD. And she again bare his brother Abel. Gen. 4:1-2 (The Aramaic Targums reveal a rarely seen different rendering of these verses. The Aramaic Targums are a much earlier rendering of the verse compared to the Masoretic text. And it reveals a truth within it that was gradually shuffled out of the text. Obviously we must have discernment here. Which rendering harmonizes with the rest of scripture? We must answer that without bias and without preconceived notions.)
And Adam knew his wife Eve, who was pregnant by Sammael (Satan), and she conceived and bare Cain, and he was like the heavenly beings, and not like the earthly beings, and she said, I have gotten a man from the angel of the Lord. (Which rendering is consistent with the rest of scripture? That is the question because we know that the scribes have lying pens and handled the scriptures falsely. So we must examine everything very carefully and prove all things. But it is a fact that the Aramaic Targums render this verse this way which is very significant. Also notice another proven, established euphemism. Adam "knew" his wife Eve. This does not mean that he got to know her really well on a personal level. It means they had sex. It is important to see this precedent as this euphemism language is commo)

And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him. And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper? Gen. 4:8-9 (So we see here that Cain murdered his brother and then lied about it. Who's character traits are these? These are the traits of his father Satan.)

Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous. 1 John 3:12 (This verse says that Cain was the son of Satan. The word "of" is in reference to his lineage. So in other words, Satan begot Cain. Also why is Cain's works evil and Abel's works righteous? It was because of the DNA they possessed. We also know that all the giants came from Cain's lineage. These giants were a hybrid race with angelic DNA. God's law required for each kind to reproduce after its own kind. Humans and angels were of a different kind. This went against God's law and corrupted mankind.)

And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew. Gen. 4:25 (Seth replaced the seed of Abel due to his murder. Cain was not only unable to fill this replacement role due to his lineage, he never had it to begin with due to his lineage, and he was the older son. What does that say? It says he wasn't Adam's son. Also, understand that to "know" your wife is to have sex with her. So what can we conclude about a "tree" of KNOWledge? Perhaps Satan was a sexual being. Perhaps all the sexual pitfalls of this world are a result of this sexual being's influence. Perhaps the tree of KNOWledge of good and evil is simply a description of this being. We know the serpent is Satan and not an actual serpent. We know that trees are beings and not actual trees. So there is obvious symbolic language already established in the account of Adam and Eve's experience in the garden.)

And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth: And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters: And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died. And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos: And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died. Gen. 5:3-8 (Adam's genealogy goes through Seth, not Cain. Why is that? The only explanation is that Cain was not the son of Adam, but the son of Satan himself. The scriptures never tell us that Adam was the father of Cain. And Cain has his own separate genealogy. Also notice it says Adam begat a son in his own likeness and image. This indicates that Cain is not in his likeness or image. Indeed he wasn't as Cain was a hybrid in the likeness of Satan.)

From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. Acts 17:26 (Let me now address this one objection that seems to suggest that Adam is the father of all the living, including Cain and his descendants, just as Eve is said to be the mother of all the living. Let's not forget, Eve was created out of the rib of Adam. She came out of Adam, so it is true, that even if Eve mothered Cain apart from Adam, Cain still came from Adam even though Adam was not his father.)

And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. Gen. 6:1-4 (As we learned in the page, Fallen Angels, Demons, And The Nephilim, we see that Angels do possess the ability to have sex and reproduce with human women. And because Satan is also an Angel, he too has this ability. My question is this: If Satan had the ability to do this, and he is in rebellion against God, then why wouldn't he have done it? Why wouldn't have Satan attempted to reproduce himself through mankind? He can create an army for himself and fight against God. He could corrupt the seed line of the promised Messiah. Could these be some of the reasons why God warned Adam and Eve not to eat of that tree? Perhaps God wasn't just giving a random rule, but was aware of Satan's plan and warned Adam and Eve in his loving wisdom.)

Objection: Serpent Seed doctrine promotes hatred of the Jews
We will see in the pages ahead that the lineage of the serpent seed traces to the Jews. This is a very politically incorrect position to hold in our world today. Accusations of antisemitism is like branding you with the scarlet letter. But hatred is the wrong word. Truth is the right word. If the enemy of God is within modern Jewry, then that's what it is. Do we hate all Jews? No hatred is the wrong word. But we are aware of the dangers of who and where the enemy of God resides. It's the same thing with Catholics. We don't hate Catholics, we hate the system and the hierarchy of power within that opposes God. The Jesuits are crypto-Jews. In other words they are Jews, but pretend to be Catholic. The Jews do not honor the scriptures. They honor the Babylonian Talmud which is a disgraceful book. So i guess it is what it is. Sometimes you gotta pick the right side to be on, even if it's unpopular and not politically correct. But all people no matter their lineage is able to answer the call of God. Unfortunately genetics can predispose us the wrong direction. But God is in control, we must only focus on pleasing him, and not pleasing all of mankind as that is not possible.

Figurative Tree
The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green. Psalm 92:12-14 (Trees are seen to be figurative for persons in the Bible many times whether for a human, and angel, or a nation.)

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” Jer. 17:7-8
 (A tree is used to teach us about people.)


“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. Matt. 7:15-17
(The fruit of of a tree is likened to the good or bad works of men.)

He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit on the man’s eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked, “Do you see anything?” He looked up and said, “I see people; they look like trees walking around.” Mark 8:23-24

One day the trees went out to anoint a king for themselves. They said to the olive tree, ‘Be our king.’ “But the olive tree answered, ‘Should I give up my oil, by which both gods and humans are honored, to hold sway over the trees?’ “Next, the trees said to the fig tree, ‘Come and be our king.’ “But the fig tree replied, ‘Should I give up my fruit, so good and sweet, to hold sway over the trees?’ “Then the trees said to the vine, ‘Come and be our king.’ “But the vine answered, ‘Should I give up my wine, which cheers both gods and humans, to hold sway over the trees?’ “Finally all the trees said to the thornbush, ‘Come and be our king.’ “The thornbush said to the trees, ‘If you really want to anoint me king over you, come and take refuge in my shade; but if not, then let fire come out of the thornbush and consume the cedars of Lebanon!’ Judges 9:8-15

The cedars in the garden of God could not rival it, nor could the junipers equal its boughs, nor could the plane trees compare with its branches—no tree in the garden of God could match its beauty. I made it beautiful with abundant branches, the envy of all the trees of Eden in the garden of God. Ezek. 31:8-9
I made the nations tremble at the sound of its fall when I brought it down to the realm of the dead to be with those who go down to the pit. Then all the trees of Eden, the choicest and best of Lebanon, the well-watered trees, were consoled in the earth below. They too, like the great cedar, had gone down to the realm of the dead, to those killed by the sword, along with the armed men who lived in its shade among the nations. “ ‘Which of the trees of Eden can be compared with you in splendor and majesty? Yet you, too, will be brought down with the trees of Eden to the earth below; you will lie among the uncircumcised, with those killed by the sword. Ezek. 31:16-18 (Ezekiel here tells us there were trees in the garden of Eden that were persons. These were of course the angels. This gives us a direct connection to figurative language being used in the Genesis account of the garden of Eden. This is so very important.)

Tree of Life = Jesus
And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.” Gen. 3:22 (The tree of life is Jesus himself. No literal tree can make anybody live forever.)

And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his SonWhoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. 1 John 5:11-13
You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life. John 5:39-40
All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of lifethe Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world. Rev. 13:8
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. John 1:1-4 (Clearly their is only 1 source of life, and that is through Jesus. So anything referencing something that gives life as a source is referencing Jesus. This is the principle that will lead us to see that the "tree of life" in the garden was Jesus himself.)

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nationsNo longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. Rev. 22:1-3
“Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. Rev. 22:14
To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God. Rev. 2:7 (This tree of life can reference nothing other than Jesus himself. The characteristics of this tree of life can be contributed to nobody other than Jesus.)

Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.” Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” So they asked him, “What sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you? What will you do? Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’ ” Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” “Sir,” they said, “always give us this bread.” Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.” At this the Jews there began to grumble about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” They said, “Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I came down from heaven’?” “Stop grumbling among yourselves,” Jesus answered. “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day. It is written in the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard the Father and learned from him comes to me. No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father. Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, yet they died. But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which anyone may eat and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.” Then the Jews began to argue sharply among themselves, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them. Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your ancestors ate manna and died, but whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.” John 6:27-58
(Jesus is the bread of life. This bread gives eternal life. This bread is the same source as the tree of life because only 1 can give eternal life and that is Jesus. Therefore the tree of life in the garden of Eden was Jesus himself.)

Tree of Knowledge = Satan

Serpent = Satan
The great dragon was hurled down--that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. Rev. 12:9
He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. Rev. 20:2

Eat

Fruit
“But the fig tree replied, ‘Should I give up my fruit, so good and sweet, to hold sway over the trees?’ Judges 9:11 
In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the Lord. Genesis 4:3
If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished.. Exodus 21:22
He will love you and bless you and increase your numbers. He will bless the fruit of your womb, the crops of your land. Deuteronomy 7:13
Then the Lord your God will make you most prosperous in all the work of your hands and in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your land. Deuteronomy 30:9

Progression of thought:
1. The tree of life, tree of knowledge, and the serpent can be proven to NOT be literal, but instead figurative.
2. If the tree of knowledge is figurative and not a literal tree, then neither can the fruit eaten from it be literal, but figurative as well.
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