Genesis 3:23

Hebrew Bible

22 And the Lord God said, “Now that the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil, he must not be allowed to stretch out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.” 23 So the Lord God expelled him from the orchard in Eden to cultivate the ground from which he had been taken. 24 When he drove the man out, he placed on the eastern side of the orchard in Eden angelic sentries who used the flame of a whirling sword to guard the way to the tree of life.

Leviticus 16:10

Hebrew Bible

9 Aaron must then present the goat which has been designated by lot for the Lord, and he is to make it a sin offering, 10 but the goat which has been designated by lot for Azazel is to be stood alive before the Lord to make atonement on it by sending it away into the desert to Azazel. 11 “Aaron is to present the sin-offering bull which is for himself, and he is to make atonement on behalf of himself and his household. He is to slaughter the sin-offering bull which is for himself,

 Notes and References

"... “to send away, expel” (Genesis 3:23; Leviticus 16:10, 21, 22, 26). The verb חלשׁ (piel) is used 106 times in the Pentateuch. However, in a more limited number of cases it is used to describe the “sending away” of an (unfit) object from the locus of the divine presence. On four occasions, the removed object is a person or persons. In Genesis 3:23, חלשׁ (piel) is used to describe the expulsion of the man from the Garden on account of his transgression, and hence constitutes removal from the presence of God (compare Genesis 3:8). Numbers 5:1–4 relays a divine command to “send away from the camp” any “male or female” who had severe uncleanness. The explicit reason given is that because YHWH was now dwelling in the midst of the people, “they must not defile their camp”. Then, in two Leviticus passages, the sending away of unfit persons is applied to Canaanite people groups. YHWH declares that these are the nations “which I am expelling before you” (20:23; 18:24). Again, the reason given is that these nations have defiled themselves by their practices (18:24) and have thus become detestable to YHWH (20:23ו) whose presence is about to enter Canaan (26:12) ..."

Harper, G. Geoffrey "I Will Walk among You": The Rhetorical Function of Allusion to Genesis 1-3 in the Book of Leviticus (p. 235) Eisenbrauns, 2018

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