What is "the tree of knowledge" a metaphor for?

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What is "the tree of knowledge" a metaphor for?

Biblical Allusions:

Many words and phrases have come down to us through the Bible. These words and phrases have become a part of our everyday speech. People who grew up in this tradition normally will not exactly what these phrases mean.

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The tree of knowledge is a metaphor for the two states of mind that a human being can experience. The first state of mind is that which is mentioned...

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