What is the meaning of the "cool of the day" in Genesis 3:8?


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Cool comes from Greek word 'ruwach' which means wind, or resemblance breath; i.e. a sensible exhalation; figuratively. Life, anger, insubstantiality. 

Day is from Greek 'yowm'; a day as the warm hours. Also used as an adverb: age + always, + chronicles, continually, daily, each day.

Together it is saying the spirit, wind or breathe of God came every day, after noon

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Open uri20120907 24396 sa4ckb Dl Wyer
Beginning in Genesis 1:2, then many other places, the Hebrew word ruach is usually translated 'spirit'. While the Hebrew word yom is most often translated day, it is generally accepted as meaning general periods of time. Genesis 3:8 could mean they heard the sound of God coming during the time of the Spirit, implying that there were specific times God's Spirit would meet them in the Garden. God would often send revelation and deliverance at the evening oblation (ref. 1 Kings 18:36, Danial 9:21, Acts 3:1, Acts 10:1-4). We can't know for certain the specific time, but I find this an interesting thought. If we assume the visit of the Spirit in the Garden occurred at 9am, God established that time for the morning oblation or sacrifice. Years later, after Christ's sacrifice was made for sins from the beginning, the Spirit returned to walk with man on Pentecost at the morning oblation (Acts 2:15).

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