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Posted: 09 May 2018 03:03 PM   [ Ignore ]
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The food item, eaten by Eve in the Garden of Eden and condemning man to sin and guilt, was most definitely NOT an apple. The misconception may have resulted from monkish wordplay (the Latin word for apple is mala, the word for evil, mali) in translations, but it tweren’t no apple! Other suggestions for the actual edible have been wheat, a fig, a grape, a nut, an olive, and my personal favorite, a banana. At any rate, if millions of believers have been misled, for millennia, about the fabled fruit, is it possible that Judeo-Christian credo contains (gasp) other errors?

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Posted: 10 May 2018 10:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Scientific silhouette - 09 May 2018 03:03 PM

The food item, eaten by Eve in the Garden of Eden and condemning man to sin and guilt, was most definitely NOT an apple. The misconception may have resulted from monkish wordplay (the Latin word for apple is mala, the word for evil, mali) in translations, but it tweren’t no apple! Other suggestions for the actual edible have been wheat, a fig, a grape, a nut, an olive, and my personal favorite, a banana. At any rate, if millions of believers have been misled, for millennia, about the fabled fruit, is it possible that Judeo-Christian credo contains (gasp) other errors?

If you’re interested in this kind of thing, you should check out any of Bart Ehrman’s books, but especially Misquoting Jesus.

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Posted: 10 May 2018 12:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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CuthbertJ - 10 May 2018 10:32 AM
Scientific silhouette - 09 May 2018 03:03 PM

The food item, eaten by Eve in the Garden of Eden and condemning man to sin and guilt, was most definitely NOT an apple. The misconception may have resulted from monkish wordplay (the Latin word for apple is mala, the word for evil, mali) in translations, but it tweren’t no apple! Other suggestions for the actual edible have been wheat, a fig, a grape, a nut, an olive, and my personal favorite, a banana. At any rate, if millions of believers have been misled, for millennia, about the fabled fruit, is it possible that Judeo-Christian credo contains (gasp) other errors?

If you’re interested in this kind of thing, you should check out any of Bart Ehrman’s books, but especially Misquoting Jesus.

Just searched Misquoting, it doesn’t mention the Apple. Ehrmann is mostly a New Testament scholar.

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Posted: 10 May 2018 01:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Knowing talmudic metaphore that “one life equals whole world”, i believe that whole Genesis is metaphoric in a way that “creating a world” equals “creating a new life” spoken in metaphores.

Snake with apple in a mouth ... is a metaphore for a fruit for sure.

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