Since Adam and Hava didn't know what was right and wrong until after they ate from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, why were they punished for eating from it? They couldn't have known it was wrong.

  • why not,maybe the yetzer harah wasnt internal yet but eho said there wasnt an external yetzer harah
    – sam
    Nov 22, 2016 at 2:37
  • However they knew it was forbidden. Knowledge after eating is of a different type than before. They were not ignorant. Nov 22, 2016 at 2:47
  • @sabbahillel Than what does "knowledge of good and evil mean"?
    – user13652
    Nov 22, 2016 at 2:52
  • Rav Hirsch and other meforshim go into this. Also see the tape series by Rabbi David Fohrman and the transcripts at Serpents of Desire: Good and Evil in the Garden of Eden. An Introduction Nov 22, 2016 at 14:34