What is the forbidden fruit symbolic of?
The metaphor comes from the book of Genesis in the Bible. There Adam and Eve are thrown out of Paradise because they eat from the tree of knowledge. The fruit has commonly been represented as an apple due to wordplay of the Latin word for apple, malus, which can mean both “evil” and “apple”.
Where does the word forbidden fruit come from?
Forbidden fruit is a name given to the fruit growing in the Garden of Eden which God commands mankind not to eat. In the biblical story, Adam and Eve eat the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and are exiled from Eden.
Is the tree of life the same as the tree of the knowledge of good and evil?
Number of trees
Ellen van Wolde noted that among Bible scholars “the trees are almost always dealt with separately and not related to each other” and that “attention is almost exclusively directed to the tree of knowledge of good and evil, whereas the tree of life is paid hardly any attention.”
What is bad fruit in the Bible?
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good. fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.