The Father of Life and Death
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By examining passages of this myth, it can be found that these three ideas predate our conscious knowledge of them.
First, I would like to address the presence of the oedipal conflict, as I feel that it is the most blatantly present of the three. God, who can quite obviously be viewed as the divine father of Adam, denies his son access to the "fruit of the womb," one might say, as stated in Genesis 2:9, "In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of knowledge of good and evil." Later, in Genesis 2:16-17, it states "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 knowledge of good and evil, fo