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TREE OF KNOWLEDGE

A certain tree in the Garden of Eden. God forbade Adam and Eve to eat the fruit of this tree, simply to test their obedience (Genesis 2:16-17). They disobeyed his order, failed the test, and were put out of Eden (Genesis 3:23).

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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