RE: Spiritual death or Physical death?

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Thu Oct 14 1999 - 05:52:29 EDT

At 9:53 AM +0200 10/14/99, Armando Cottim (DSI) wrote:
>On the other hand ...
>... if you consider the assertion of Isaiah that sin makes separation
>between God and humans (59:2) together with Jesus' last words on the cross
>... death's definition could be "separation from God", and then Adam and Eve
>would have died the very moment they desobeyed God.
>Understood this way the sentence from Genesis would mean literally that the
>moment they touched the fruit they died (were separated from God).
>Just my 2 "theological" cents.

May I urge, please, that list-members NOT add theological 2c (or any other
amount) to list discussions (this is what is called a "polite imperative"
in older Attic Greek: Optative + AN).

Carl W. Conrad
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Department of Classics, Washington University
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