genesis bereishith - Onan son of Judah brother of Er reincarnated in Numbers?

I finally got to Number chapter 26 and read this: בְּנֵי יְהוּדָה עֵר וְאוֹנָן וַיָּמָת עֵר וְאוֹנָן בְּאֶרֶץ כְּנָעַן׃ Born to Judah: Er and Onan. Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan.Then I remembered that I read almost the same thing in Genesis 38:8 And Judah said to Onan: Come to your brother's wife and take her in levirate marriage, and establish seed for your brother, [the son being called by the latter's name].How is this possible? Were they reincarnated for some reason while the Israelites were on the journey?...Read more

genesis bereishith - What type of tree was the Eitz haChaim (Tree of Life)?

What type of tree was the Eitz haChaim (Tree of Life) spoken about in Bereishis 2:9? יַּצְמַ֞ח יְהוָ֤ה אֱלֹהִים֙ מִן־הָ֣אֲדָמָ֔ה כָּל־עֵ֛ץ נֶחְמָ֥ד לְמַרְאֶ֖ה וְט֣וֹב לְמַאֲכָ֑ל וְעֵ֤ץ הַֽחַיִּים֙ בְּת֣וֹךְ הַגָּ֔ן וְעֵ֕ץ הַדַּ֖עַת ט֥וֹב וָרָֽע׃ And from the ground the LORD God caused to grow every tree that was pleasing to the sight and good for food, with the tree of life in the middle of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and bad.It was a tree that Adam and Chava would have been able to eat from (if they had remained in Gan Ed...Read more