Genesis 2:15

Hebrew Bible

14 The name of the third river is Tigris; it runs along the east side of Assyria. The fourth river is the Euphrates. 15 The Lord God took the man and placed him in the orchard in Eden to care for it and to maintain it. 16 Then the Lord God commanded the man, “You may freely eat fruit from every tree of the orchard,

Numbers 8:26

Hebrew Bible

24 “This is what pertains to the Levites: At the age of twenty-five years and upward one may begin to join the company in the work of the tent of meeting, 25 and at the age of fifty years they must retire from performing the work and may no longer work. 26 They may assist their colleagues in the tent of meeting to attend to needs, but they must do no work. This is the way you must establish the Levites regarding their duties.”

 Notes and References

"... In actuality, the Hebrew verbs in Genesis 2:15 are the same words often used together for the duties of the priests in relation to the Temple (Numbers 3:7–8; 8:26; 18:5–6). It is intriguing that, given Jubilees’ focus on the origin of the priesthood, this connection does not seem to be made here. Instead, the subsequent deception by the serpent influences Jubilees’ interpretation of Genesis. It appears as if some of the animals may not have been allowed in the garden, but the serpent snuck in anyway, and disaster resulted ..."

Wells, A. Rahel 'One Language and One Tongue': Animal Speech in Jubilees 3:27–31 (pp. 319-337) Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha, Vol. 28, No. 4, 2019

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