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Why Apples Are Evil

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An apple a day, helps you learn every day.

Why does the Western World consider the apple the fruit of the tree of knowledge? Very simple.

The apple is not mentioned in the bible, only fruit. In the fourth century, Pope Damasus ordered Jerome to translate Bible from Greek to Latin. The words for apple and evil (“malus” – apple, “malum” – evil) are similar and easy to confuse. As Christian tradition formed, Christians believed that the apple was the fruit that was eaten in Paradise.

With the regional climate of the Middle East, the pomengranate may be the more likely original fruit that Eve plucked to give to Adam.

Medieval apple recipes

My own tree of knowledge in my garden with fruit.


Written by smalltalkwitht

July 31, 2008 at 9:34 am

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  1. Some say that the fruit would have had to be an apricot.

    Grrand Wazoo

    August 1, 2008 at 9:24 am

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