The Identification of the Tree of Life and its Tree of good and evil By Andre Austin Originally the tree of life and the Tree of Good & evil were assigned to Gods in Egypt. Their names were dropped from the texts of the old Testament. Nevertheless we can reconstruct the gods they were ID to. A. The Tree of life is from Shu, the god of air that your nose needs to breathe life B. The Tree of Good & Evil is from Tefnut who is Id with Maat (law, right, truth justice moral order). Here is some commentary from E. A. Wallis Budge notes on the Egyptian Doctrine of Eternal Life through moral order: “The place of the deceased in heaven is by the side of God in the most holy place, and becomes God and an angel of God .. He eats what the gods eat, he drinks what they drink, he lives as they live, and he dwells where they dwell, all the gods give him their food that he may not die. Not only does he eat and drink of their food, but he wears the apparel which they wear, the white linen and sandals; he is clothed in white and he goeth to the great lake in the midst of the Field of peace whereon the great gods sit; and these great and never failing gods give him to eat of the Tree of life which they themselves do eat. The bread which he eats never decays and his beer never grows stale…He suffers neither hunger nor thirst like the gods Shu and Tefnut”. (The Egyptian Book of The Dead Edited by E.A. Wallis Budge p. LXXVI If you go read Gary Greenberg’s book, (101 myths of the Bible p.48-49), he explains in it excellently all the connections of Shu & Tefnut with the Tree of life and the Tree of Good and Evil. There are other sources to reaffirm the evidence in Pyramid Texts or in Coffin texts in Egypt. For example: · The Egyptian Coffin texts 1,32 states “Tefnut is the living daughter and she shall exist with her brother Shu, life is his name, Maat is her name”. · When Osiris is in heaven like other souls “His Hunger is with Shu, his thirst is with Tefnut” (Osiris & The Egyptian Resurrection Volume 1. P. 131 By Budge. · In the Hall of Maat souls are “Feed yourselves upon right and truth” (Egyptian Ideas of the Afterlife By Budge p.151. The Hebrew scribes plagiarized in part from the Egyptian religion and then tried unsuccessfully to demonize portions that they didn’t like. The Righteous live upon the food of Maat/Tefnut which is nothing but a metaphor of moral order, truth and justice. Jesus had no problems using the spit of Tefnut to cure a blind man’s eyes who saw men like tree’s. Nor should we avoid the Lukewarm (Tefnut) temperature of justice as outlined in Rev chapter three. The only tree’s the blackman need to be concerned about and to avoid is those lynching tree’s of injustice and haters of reasons.