God’s conversation with Adam (and Eve)?

tree of lifeHave you ever wondered exactly how the conversation between God and Adam went down in the Garden of Eden?  Genesis 2:15-17 doesn’t provide many details,

15 Then the Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it. 16 The Lord God commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; 17 but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not [n]eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.”

Well, good friend and midrash partner, Messianic Jew Dr. Jonathan Krause, sent me a text a couple days ago that said,

Pete, Just read Deut. 30:15. Boy does it sound a lot like the Garden of Eden scene.

I thought, ‘Hmmm…  let’s have a look…’ Continue reading “God’s conversation with Adam (and Eve)?”