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Encyclopedia > Forbidden fruit

The term "forbidden fruit" is a metaphor that describes any object of desire whose appeal is a direct result of the knowledge that cannot or should not be obtained or something that someone may want but cannot have. The phrase refers to the Book of Genesis,[1] where it is the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil eaten by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. As a result of their decision to eat the fruit, Adam and Eve lost their innocence, became separated from God and were exiled from the garden where they were forced to adopt agriculture under less than desirable circumstances for a living. The concept of "knowing" good and evil can be best understood as being emotionally entangled with the struggle of determining the difference. This article is about metaphor in literature and rhetoric. ... Look up desire in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Genesis (Greek: Γένεσις, having the meanings of birth, creation, cause, beginning, source and origin) is the first book of the Torah (five books of Moses) and hence the first book of the Tanakh, part of the Hebrew Bible; it is also the first book of the Christian Old Testament. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Michelangelos Creation of Adam, from the Sistine Chapel. ... For other uses, see Garden of Eden (disambiguation). ... Innocence is a term that describes the lack of guilt of an individual, with respect to a crime. ...


Popularly, the fruit has been identified as an apple, although the Bible does not identify the fruit as such. Judaism teaches that the fruit may have been either grape, fig, wheat, or citron. In recent years, some researchers are supporting the fact that the forbidden fruit is actually a pomegranate,[citation needed] from the supposed location of the Garden of Eden. Most scholars have said that the type of fruit is not forbidden, only the fruit from the tree God had warned about. Apples appear in many religious traditions, often as a mystical fruit and in Christianity as a forbidden fruit. ... This article is about the fruits of the genus Vitis. ... Species About 800, including: Ficus altissima Ficus americana Ficus aurea Ficus benghalensis- Indian Banyan Ficus benjamina- Weeping Fig Ficus broadwayi Ficus carica- Common Fig Ficus citrifolia Ficus coronata Ficus drupacea Ficus elastica Ficus godeffroyi Ficus grenadensis Ficus hartii Ficus lyrata Ficus macbrideii Ficus macrophylla- Moreton Bay Fig Ficus microcarpa- Chinese... Species T. aestivum T. boeoticum T. dicoccoides T. dicoccon T. durum T. monococcum T. spelta T. sphaerococcum T. timopheevii References:   ITIS 42236 2002-09-22 Wheat Wheat For the indie rock group, see Wheat (band). ... Binomial name L. For other uses, see Citron (disambiguation). ... For the color, see Pomegranate (color). ... For other uses, see Garden of Eden (disambiguation). ...


In the philosophical novel Ishmael, the story of eating the forbidden fruit is described as a metaphor for the loss of quality of life caused by the change from hunter-gatherer culture to an agriculture-based society. Ishmael is a novel by Daniel Quinn. ...


The term most generally refers to any indulgence or pleasure that is considered illegal or immoral and potentially dangerous or harmful, particularly relating to such things as human sexuality (underage, extramarital, or incestual), recreational drug use, and underage alcoholic beverage consumption. This article is about human sexual perceptions. ... Recreational drug use is the use of psychoactive drugs for recreational rather than medical or spiritual purposes, although the distinction is not always clear. ... The legal drinking age is a limit assigned by governments to restrict the access of children and youth to alcoholic beverages. ... Alcoholic beverages An alcoholic beverage is a drink containing ethanol, commonly known as alcohol, although in chemistry the definition of alcohol includes many other compounds. ...


In some biblical interpretations, the 'apple' was a metaphor for sexuality, 'the first sin' and so forth. This is heavily disputed, especially since the first commandment[2] given to Adam and Eve in the Book of Genesis was to "be fruitful and multiply." Original Sin redirects here. ... Genesis (Greek: Γένεσις, having the meanings of birth, creation, cause, beginning, source and origin) is the first book of the Torah (five books of Moses) and hence the first book of the Tanakh, part of the Hebrew Bible; it is also the first book of the Christian Old Testament. ...


See also

For other uses, see Adams apple (disambiguation). ... Ishmael is a novel by Daniel Quinn. ... For other uses, see Jailbait (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Total depravity (also called total inability and total corruption) is a theological doctrine that derives from the Augustinian doctrine of original sin and is advocated in many Protestant confessions of faith and catechisms, including those of Lutheranism,1 Anglicanism and Methodism,2 Arminianism, and Calvinism. ...

References

  1. ^ Old Testament, Genesis 1:16-17, "And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die."
  2. ^ Old Testament, Genesis 1:28, "And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply."

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Forbidden fruit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (176 words)
In the Bible, the forbidden fruit is the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil eaten by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
According to the narrative, as a result of eating this fruit, Adam and Eve lost their innocence, began to know good from evil, and were exiled from the garden where they were forced to adopt agriculture for a living.
The term forbidden fruit also refers generally to any indulgence or pleasure that is considered illegal or immoral and potentially dangerous or harmful, particularly relating to such things as sexuality, recreational drug use, and underage alcoholic beverage consumption.
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