Thursday, 28 February 2008

Knowing Good and evil from Genesis 3

Tony Payne writes in 'Freighting in the meaning':
Now, theologically, I love this. To say that ‘knowing good and evil’ means making up my own rules and declaring moral autonomy from God—this is exactly what sin is all about. But even if ‘knowing good and evil’ means this in 1 Kings 3:9 (and it might), is that what the phrase means in Genesis 3?

Serious? I thought it made the perfect sense in interpreting it that way too! It's a powerful illustration of sin as an act of autonomy before God! No?

Ah... another of my mistake exposed and destroyed along with my confidence in handling of the Biblical text. What to do.. what to do...

Read the whole thing at The Briefing: Couldn't Help Noticing.

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