Elohim avoiding man to violate His other commandment

What if the man might take the fruit from the tree of life, would eat that fruit and will live forever?

Between gods and animals: becoming human in the Gilgamesh epic

To remember The Epic of Gilgamesh = Babylonian poem composed in ancient Iraq, millennia before Homer = tells story of Gilgamesh, king of the city of Uruk. gods create a friend for him > Enkidu, wild man, woman Shamhat seduces Enkidu=> transforming Enkidu from beast to man => strength diminished + intellect expanded =>able to [...]