Friday, May 28, 2010

Why an Apple?

Q & A with Fr Job:
Question: Why is the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil depicted as an apple? In the book of Genesis is written simply “fruit”?

Answer: The custom of depicting the fruit of the tree of good and evil as an apple arose in the European artistic tradition. It came about, it is possible, from the closeness of two Latin nouns: malum (apple) and malus (evil).

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