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Was עֵ֗ץ הַדַּ֙עַת֙ ט֣וֹב וָרָ֔ע less than or equal to <= 3-years-old in Bereishit 2:17?

We learn in Vayikra 19:23 about the age of forbidden Trees : "When you enter the land and plant any tree for food, you shall regard its fruit as forbidden. Three years it shall be forbidden for you, not to be eaten." ( וְכִי־תָבֹ֣אוּ אֶל־הָאָ֗רֶץ וּנְטַעְתֶּם֙ כָּל־עֵ֣ץ מַאֲכָ֔ל וַעֲרַלְתֶּ֥ם עָרְלָת֖וֹ אֶת־פִּרְי֑וֹ שָׁלֹ֣שׁ שָׁנִ֗ים יִהְיֶ֥ה לָכֶ֛ם עֲרֵלִ֖ים לֹ֥א יֵאָכֵֽל )

Ibn Ezra states : " Scripture proceeds to things that are planted, and discusses the forbidden fruits. It is well known that fruit which grows on trees less than three years old is harmful and contains no nutrition " [ https://www.sefaria.org/Leviticus.19.23?with=Ibn%20Ezra&lang=bi&aliyot=0 ]

  • By knowing the age of forbidden trees in context to Vayikra 19:23, could we establish in Bereishit 2:17 that עֵ֗ץ הַדַּ֙עַת֙ ט֣וֹב וָרָ֔ע was <= less than or equal to 3-years-old?
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B"H

Well after all it did cause the entire concept of fatality throughout the entire world, so I guess it wasn't so healthy...

But in reality Adam wasn't commanded regarding the laws of arleh, since that's only a commandment for the nation of Yisroyrayl after the giving of the Torah etc.... like it says right before that "from all of the trees of the garden, you shall eat", as well as in the beginning of the verse cited in the question itself, ""When you enter the land and plant any tree for food, you shall regard its fruit as forbidden. Three years it shall be forbidden for you, not to be eaten." ( וְכִי־תָבֹ֣אוּ אֶל־הָאָ֗רֶץ וּנְטַעְתֶּם֙ כָּל־עֵ֣ץ מַאֲכָ֔ל וַעֲרַלְתֶּ֥ם עָרְלָת֖וֹ אֶת־פִּרְי֑וֹ שָׁלֹ֣שׁ שָׁנִ֗ים יִהְיֶ֥ה לָכֶ֛ם עֲרֵלִ֖ים לֹ֥א יֵאָכֵֽל )", the prohibition, even for the nation of Yisroyayl, only applied {originally} when they entered the land

also it says clearly, even in the simple reading of the verses themselves, as well as in Rashi, that in the beginning of creation all of the trees grew to maturity almost instantly, so it's entirely possible that the statement of the Ibn Ezrah, that fruit from trees less than 3 years old don't have nutrients, didn't apply to the fruit that grew in the [times of the] Garden of Aydin

So in short: yes it was definitely less than 3 years old, as all of the trees were created [on the third day underground but grew to full maturity {see Rashi}] on the sixth day, the same day Adam was created, and the same day he ate from it, but that doesn't mean the reason for it's prohibition was because of Orlah, as mentioned above

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