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Elpis Israel
by Dr. John Thomas

Her pride of life had been aroused by the suggestion that by eating it their eyes would be opened: and that she would be "made wise" as the glorious Elohim she had so often seen in the garden.

To become "as the gods"; to know good and evil as they knew it -- was a consideration too cogent to be resisted.

She not only saw that it was good for food and pleasant to the eyes, but that it was "a tree to be desired as making one wise" as the gods; therefore "she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat".

Thus, as far as she was concerned, the transgression was complete.