When Christianity refuted the Jewish Dietary Laws? By Andre Austin The Tree of Knowledge of Good & Evil was so-called food in the OT. This tree was symbolic of the Egyptian system of Justice. The Jewish scribes ran a parody of it and didn’t want any part of the Egyptian Justice system. When we get to the NT we learn this Tree was part of the Egyptian court system see Matthew chapter 12. It was also symbolic of “Lukewarm” and “water of life” in the book of Revelations. More powerful evidence links the Tree of knowledge of good/evil is from Egyptian Maat. Egyptian scribes write: "Homage to you, O ye Gods, who dwell in the Hall of the Maati goddesses (Tefnut was female Twin to Shu), who are without evil in your bodies, and live upon right and truth, and who feed yourselves upon right and truth" (Egyptian Ideas of the Afterlife By EA Wallis Budge p.150-151. The OT scribes couldn't of been talking about anything else but the fruit of Egyptian Maat. Additionally when hunger gets to Osiris "His hunger is with shu, his thirst is with Tefnut" that Lukewarm water talked about in Rev 3:16 see Osiris & The Egyptian Resurrection Volume 1. p.131 By EA Wallis Budge.