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  1. Tree of life

    The tree of life in the Book of Genesis is a tree planted by the Abrahamic God in midst of the Garden of Eden, whose fruit gives everlasting life, i.e. immortality. Together with the tree of life, God planted the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. According to some scholars, however, these are in fact two names for the same tree. In the biblical story, the serpent, who is regarded as Satan in Christianity but not in Judaism, tempted Eve into eating a fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Eve and Adam both ate the fruit, despite God's warning to Adam that "in the day that you eat from it you shall surely die". As a consequence of their transgression, the land, the Serpent, Adam, and Eve were each cursed by God. To prevent them access to the tree of life, God cast Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden: In the Book of Revelation, a Koine Greek phrase xylon zōës, ξύλον ζωής, is mentioned three times. This phrase, which is also used for the Genesis tree of life in the Ancient Greek translation of the Old Testament, literally means "wood of life". It is translated in nearly every English Bible version as "tree of life", see Revelation 2:7, 22:2, and 22:19.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tree of life in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tree of life in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Johann von Goethe:

    All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.

  2. Nerida Wilson:

    What we've shown is that, no, they probably always were simple, so our little guys are simple because they are one of the early branches of the tree of life.

  3. Ikogho David:

    The mind like the tree of life is found in the inexplicable extricacies of Divine Ordinance only to be unearth by provocative thinking-perhaps our perception!

  4. Greg Rouse:

    The findings have implications for how we understand animal evolution, by placing Xenoturbella properly in the tree of life we can better understand early animal evolution.

  5. Diane Frolov:

    What is it about genus arboretum that socks us in the figurative solar plexus We see a logging truck go cruising down the road, stacked with a bunch of those fresh-cut giants, we feel like we lost a brother. Next thing you know, we're in The Brick, we're flopping money down on the bar. Wood. We're under a roof. Wood. We're walking the floors. Wood. Grabbing a pool cue. That's wood. Our friends in the forest carry a set of luggage from the mythical baggage carousel. Tree of life, tree of knowledge, family tree, Buddha's Bodhi tree. Page one of life, in the beginning. Genesis 322. Adam and Eve. They're kicking back in the garden of Eden and boom, they get an eviction notice. Why is that Lest they should also take of the tree of life, eat and live forever. A definitive Yahweh no-no. Be good to yourself, go out and plant a wet one on a tree.

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