What was the fruit that Adam and Eve ate?
A lot of people believe that it is an apple, that's what I've heard anyway. But the apple is so good for us so that makes it hard for me to believe it is an apple. What do you think the fruit was?
I am not sure where it is an apple-I have heard that too. I don't think the Bible mentions the fruit at all.
Contrary to popular belief; Simply put, the Bible does not state the fruit was an apple. Furthermore, while apples are mentioned in Scripture (e.g., Song of Solomon 2:3, 8:5; Joel 1:12), they are not mentioned in the Garden of Eden, which is where the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil was located.
The forbidden fruit was indeed a real fruit, but not necessarily an apple. It was the fruit that came from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.
God told Adam and Eve they could eat of every tree's fruit that had seed in it (Genesis 1:27–29), and apples have seeds in them. This may be a clue that the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil did not have seed in it...
You know, maybe it is the grapefruit, that is a bitter, nasty fruit... but very good for you. That's my guess, lol
Who cares . If we were to know we would have been told. The lesson is about OBEDIENCE not the kind of fruit.
I thought this was funny mate, hope you enjoy it!lol
The Bible never says what kind of fruit it was. But the Bible is not to be taken literally, in any event. The subject of the Bible is spirit and our human languages are poor methods for describing spiritual things, because they were created from physical experiences.
The authentic Kabbalists of today (Bnei Baruch) tell us that Kabbalists wrote the Bible in code called the "Language of Branches" in order to relate this difficult topic of spirit. I'm only just beginning to learn this.
My own current take on the Garden story is that the Garden of Eden was itself a spiritual place and not a physical one. The fact that God said that Adam would die on the day he ate of the forbidden fruit is one powerful clue to this. Why? Because the Bible goes on to say that Adam lived for 930 years, most of that outside of the Garden. So, we cannot take the death in the Garden as a literal, physical death.
The spiritual death in the Garden mirrors the spiritual rebirth of which Christ speaks. Nicodemus misunderstood and thought Christ was talking about being born again from the mother's womb. Not so. Spiritual death in the Garden; spiritual rebirth with our salvation. The body has little to do with it all.
So, the fruit cannot be taken as a literal, physical fruit.
"Fruit" also has the meaning of "product" or "end result" of something, like "fruit" of one's labor.
The Kabbalists talk about a Tree of Life which is also mentioned in the Garden, but their Tree of Life is merely and only a conceptual matrix of ideas like wisdom and beauty.
The evil tree was described as "knowledge of good and evil."
Knowledge is frequently used in the Bible to describe lying with (as in sex).
Wallowing or lying with the dichotomy "good-evil" is another way to describe a part of human nature we call "ego" or "self-concern."
Thus, the fruit of these dichotomous forces is ego itself.
So, the fruit Adam and Eve bit into in the Garden was the self-concern (ego) which made them spiritually blind and disconnected from God.
The only cure for ego is its opposite -- Altruistic Love (agape).
Apple and Pomegranate sound like strong contenders. I'm going to go with the latter considering the area the bible was written in.
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by Greg Boudonck 6 years ago
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by Bill Russo 4 years ago
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by mecheil 7 years ago
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by graceinus 3 years ago
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by DK 6 years ago
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