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A: Leon R. Kass (The Beginning of Wisdom: Reading Genesis) says that in the story of Adam and Eve, their banishment (or exile) was not really a punishment, but happened as a matter of necessity.

In the Book of Genesis, there were two forbidden trees in the Garden of Eden, the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and the Tree of Life. Once Adam and Eve had eaten the fruit (the "apple") of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, they were they were now like gods (Genesis 3:22: "And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us..."), but had also become aware of their mortality.

The only difference between them and God (or the gods) was that they must die. By eating of the Tree of Life, they would then also be immortal. In Genesis 3:24, God drove out the man and placed at the entrance to the Garden of Eden, cherubim and a flaming sword to keep [block] the way of the Tree of Life. In the Genesis story, Adam and Eve were sent from the Garden and could not be allowed back for fear they would eat of the second tree.


This depends on how one defines the terms. Generally banishment is of a more permanent nature and exile implies the possibility of return at some future time.

Since Eden itself no longer exists on the earth from the time of the destruction of Noah's flood, there certainly is no possibility of return to any such place, nor was there in Adam and Eve's own day. The clear meaning of the scripture was that their expulsion from Eden due to sin was a permanent thing due to the serious nature of their offence. God was never going to change His mind and allow them to return from exile - although He certainly promised a future return to a restored relationship with Himself through the promise of a redeemer who would ''bruise the serpent's head'' viz. Jesus Christ.

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You may not be aware of this, but Christianity is very shortly going to be very upset...literally Information has came out that pretty much disproves the notion that Adam and Eve were the progenitors of the human race. It is known for a fact now that the race of Homo-sapiens did not come from just 2 people.

No Adam and Eve=no garden of Eden=no original sin=no first murder= no need for a Christ to absolve original sin. Lots of changes coming up my friends. It will take years for the theologians to sort this out.

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Was Adam and Eve Banished or exiled?

Both Adam and Eve were banished from the garden of eden for god. with no chance of ever returning to Eden .

What is a sentence using the word banished?

Adam and Eve were banished from the Garden of Eden. To be banished is to be exiled. The criminal that wrote this book was banished to Elba with Napolean Bonaparte.

How did Adam and Eve get to the earth?

After Adam and Eve sinned and fell from grace of God, they both were banished to earth.

Where did God live after Adam and Eve were banished?

In Heaven.

What did Adam and eve do after eating the fruit?

They got banished.

Who brougt Adam and Eve on Earth?

It was God who banished them from Eden.

Who was exiled to the land of Nod?

Cain, the son of Adam and Eve, was exiled after he killed his brother Abel out of jealousy.

What happened to Adam and Eve after they left the garden of even?

They were banished to earth

When did Adam and Eve get kicked out of heaven?

The bible does not record anything about Adam or Eve ever entering heaven. They were however banished from the Garden of Eden.

What is it called when you are exiled from your people?

Exiled or banished.

For how many days Adam and Eve were sent in the ground?

They were banished from Eden for ever.

Who in the Bible were the first exiles?

Adam and Eve were the first people to be exiled in the bible.

Did Adam die when Adam eated the apples?

No. He, along with Eve, got banished from the Garden of Eden for eating the apples.

What year was Satan banished to hell?

Satan was banished before Adam and Eve and the creation of the Earth, so it was before time began.

Where did Adam and Eve go after being banished from the Garden of Eden?

Nowhere in the Bible is it indicated where Adam and Eve went after being banished from the Garden of Eden. The book of Genesis only says that Adam and Eve lived part of their lives in the Garden. It also says that the couple had to leave the garden and spend the rest of their lives elsewhere. But it gives absolutely no information as to where they went or even the direction that they took upon leaving.

Adam and Eve were banished from the garden after eating from the tree of knowledge the angel barring the gate was holding a what?

Flaming sword, I believe.

What was god's promise to Adam and Eve after they sinned?

Read Genesis 3. God did not promise anything to them. He cursed them and banished them from the Garden of Eden.

What happened to Adam and Eve immediately after they eat how do they feel?

Eve fell for the snake's trap and ate the forbidden fruit and persuaded Adam to eat some of it too. God got angry because they disobeyed him and Adam and Eve ended up banished from the Garden of Eden forever. It's a very sad story really. I don't think God should have punished Adam and Eve but should have punished the snake instead. But it is said that God did punish the snake because it is believed that the snakes used to have legs but God punished it by taking away its legs. Maybe if God hadn't banished Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden human civilization would be still living there. Hopefully this helps! :D

What is the Alaska's state flower?

Alaska's state flower is FORGET ME NOT. Because when Adam and Eve where banished from the garden, only 1 flower said "Forget Me Not"

Where did Christian begin?

Though not officially known as Christianity, the teachings of Christ have been known since the time of Adam. For Adam received instruction from deity from the time he and Eve were banished from the garden of Eden. These same teaching were then given to their children. No one can say with any certainty just when it started after the time of Adam and Eve.

If Adam and Eve were the first people then how did they go from town to town after being exiled?

S. H. Hooke (Middle Eastern Mythology) points out that the story of Adam and Eve is derived from older Mesopotamian myths. It should not be read too carefully, looking for logic or realism.

Why was Napoleon banished?

He was exiled because he was considered a threat to the peace and tranquility of Europe.

Where did Romeo go after being exiled from Verona?

He went to Mantua after being banished

What bible verse is Adam and Eve?

If you mean "Which bible verse contains Adam and Eve?"Adam and Eve are found in a lot of verses. Adam and Eve are found in early Genesis

How did Eve interact with God?

In the garden of Eden, both Adam and Eve interacted with God face to face. God taught them there and there were "in the presence of God". After they were banished from the Garden of Eden, they interacted with God through worship and prayer.