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There is knowledge, and there is wisdom...

Knowledge can be given but wisdom must be earned.

In the Garden of Eden G-d commanded Adam & Eve not to eat of the Tree of Knowledge of Good & Evil before they had eaten of the Tree of Life. G-d said that in the day they eat of the Tree of Knowledge of Good & Evil they will surely die. The Serpent (Lucifer/Satan) told them however, that they would not die, but become like G-d, knowing Good from Evil. They ate, and did not die, but did become mortal, and were suddenly ashamed of their nakedness. They became self-aware. Had they eaten from the Tree of Life, which symbolizes living ones life obeying G-d's moral commands, they would have been able to eat from the Tree of Knowledge, and not introduce that original sin to mankind. This represents living ones life morally, and over a lifetime discovering the "secrets" through the course of life. Adam & Eve, like most of us, chose the quick path and to have that knowledge simply handed to them, at a price.

The Garden story is one that is meant to answer many actual, and philosophical questions about the origins of Man, and why things are the way they are. Why there is good and evil in Man. Where did that come from, and how it began.

Another interesting aspect of the Garden story is the notion of the "Forbidden Fruit". Obviously this is meant to be a fruit on the Tree of Knowledge. But many believe, and this theory is backed up consistently throughout the Bible, that the forbidden fruit represents Sex, and the Serpent was a Third species, that Eve had sex with. This is where the Line of Cain comes from, according to some. That Cain was evil because he was literally Satan's seed, Not Adam's.
That's why G-d says to the Serpent, "And I will put enmity between you and the woman (Eve), and between thy seed and hers."

Cain obviously killed Able, but Adam & Eve together also had Seth. Noah descended from the line of Seth, but the rest of man had traces of the line of Cain in the blood/DNA. That's why G-d destroyed everyone but Noah in the flood. This is where you get 666 for Satan, and XXX for sex sex sex. 666 is literally Sex Sex Sex. 3 Sexes. A 3rd DNA. (Reptilians anyone? ...jk... sort of)

As far as G-d withholding knowledge from people, that is not the case.
Hosea 4:6 - "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the Law of you G-d, I will also ignore your children.

Here G-d is saying to his people, and the priests, who are worshipping false idols, that they have turned from the true G-d, that they have rejected the knowledge of His true moral Law, and those who do not follow Him will not be blessed, and their line would be corrupted thenceforth.

So the whole thing is basically that there is 'knowledge' and there is KNOWLEDGE. I might be told about something that is true, that it is true. But do I understand it? Satan/Lucifer, only gives half-truths. Yes, sure, he'll tell you the "truth", but not the WHOLE Truth, and nothing-but-the-Truth. G-d will reveal all, if you keep the faith, seek Him, and live your life according to His moral law.

The English translation of the Garden story from Hebrew may confuse the two terms. I'm not sure about that, but wouldn't be surprised if there were multiple words for different types or levels of 'knowledge' in ancient Hebrew.

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