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The scriptures below (Genesis 3:1-7) refers to fruit. What fruit? I have seen it said some place that it was an apple. If so is it the same apple we have or it was different?
Any insight will be helpful.
GENESIS 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
GENESIS 3:2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
GENESIS 3:3 But of the fruit of the tree which [is] in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
GENESIS 3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
GENESIS 3:5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
GENESIS 3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree [was] good for food, and that it [was] pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make [one] wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
GENESIS 3:7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they [were] naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
-- John Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 22, 2004
Apples are somehoe traditionally linked to it, but you are right, no apples are mentioend int he passages. Most likely it was a unique fruit growing on a unique tree. But I don't really know.No one does.Sorry.
-- ZAROVE (ZAROFF3@JUNO.COM), May 23, 2004.