The Tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Hebrew: עֵץ הַדַּעַת טוֹב וָרָע / Etz haDaat tov V'ra, ) is one of two mythical trees in the story of the Garden of Eden in Genesis 2-3, along with the Tree of life. The Mercer Dictionary of the Bible speculates the knowledge the tree gave humankind was sexual awareness.
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