This is one of my answers from the Yahoo Q/A, concerning Adam and Eve:
People say just anything, not knowing one thing about God’s word. I am appalled when I read some of these answers, because nothing of the sort is written in Scripture. Are people not afraid to add to God’s word is such a manner. Apple? There is not one word of that in Scripture, nor any fig. shew.
Now the answer as to what the tree of the knowledge of good and evil is found in Isaiah 65…and 66 …and Romans 7.
When you find out what this ‘tree’ really is, then you will have the answer to this question.
Isa 65: 3,4..Read the whole chapters.
this shows a people that sacrificeth in GARDENS, and eat swines’ flesh.
66:3, shows how God hates these animaal sacrifices and offering oblations is the same as offering SWINES blood.
Who did this?
v17..They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind ONE TREE IN THE MIDST, eating swine’s flesh…
Romans 75..the motions of sins, which were by the LAW, did work in our members to bring forth FRUIT UNTO DEATH.
THE DAY YOU EAT OF THAT TREE YOU DIE.
v7..I had not known lust, except the LAW had said, thou shalt not covet.
v10..the commandment which was ordained to LIFE, I found to be unto DEATH.v9, I was alive without the LAW…but when the commandment came, sin revived and I died,
the day you eat of that tree, you die.
v7……I had not known sin, BUT BY THE LAW.
It is clear that the LAW is that tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Its fruit is DEATH.
They went into law. worshiping the creature rather than the creator. Romans 1.
They tried to sanctify themselves by LAW, (behind that tree in the midst of the garden)…
They killed and sacrificed a pig/swine, eating its flesh, as the Israelites did cattle.
Thus law and eating animals became their ‘sanctification’,…which thing God hates. Isa one and 66.
If you want truth, study these chapters.
Edit: Adam and Eve were not the man and woman in chapter one of Gen. This is the perfect world, of Jesus and his bride. god declared the END from the beginning. Chapter two is Adam and Eve. In the kingdom of Jesus, we will not eat animals. Nothing will. But that is still future. Adam and Eve did kill and sacrifice a pig. This is their sin.
Abel never offered animal sacrifices, knowing God hates this. He offered his life a living sacrifice and people to worship the true God, whom he had taught the truth to. All the answers are NOT in Genesis. You must study other scripture and put it together.