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AKANIMO - How long can baptism for the dead be done? I learnt 1year after burial is it true?.
JOEL - Generally you can perform temple ordinances after one year or more after the date of death. However before performing
the ordinance for a person born within the last 110 years you must first obtain permission from the closest living relative.
Closest living relatives would be spouse, then children, then parents, then siblings in that order. Otherwise if it has been
more than 110 years since their birth you can perform the ordinance without permission.
AKANIMO - How long did adam and eve stay in the garden before partaking of the tree of knowledge of good and evil?
JOEL - Adam and Eve were in an immortal paradisical state while in the Garden so they could have been there a short time or
for a very long time.
In the Book of Mormon Lehi explained to Jacob that, "if Adam had not transgressed he would not have fallen, but he
would have remained in the garden of Eden." (2 Nep 2:22)
He and Eve and all plant and animal life would have persisted in their spiritual state, and they would still be in the garden
today, after some six thousand years.
The scriptures are silent as to how long they spent in the garden. We know it was long enough for Adam to walk and talk
with God and learn things from Him in a systematic fashion, perhaps line upon line and truth upon truth; and long enough
for him and Eve to give names to all those animals.
Genesis 5:3-5 says:
"And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name
And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters:
And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died."
So it was at least 130 years before they started to have children, but we don't know if his age was being measured from
the moment he was created in the Garden or from the moment he became mortal. Also time was probably not measured
in the same way in the Garden compared to what it was after the fall. And of course there was that nagging
commandment that God gave them while in the Garden to multiply, which they couldn't do while there. So there really are
no significant hints as to how long they were there; one can only make speculative guesses.