Tree of the knowledge of good and evil
stood in the midst of the garden of Eden, beside the tree of life ( Genesis 23 ,3). Adam and Eve were forbidden to take of the fruit which grew upon it. But they disobeyed the divine injunction, and so sin and death by sin entered our world and became the heritage of Adam's posterity. (See ADAM .)
These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Tree of the knowledge of good and evil". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .