What did the serpent promise Eve?
The serpent assures the woman that God will not let her die if she ate the fruit, and, furthermore, that if she ate the fruit, her "eyes would be opened" and she would "be like God, knowing good and evil" (Genesis 3:5).
What does the Bible say about Eve and the serpent?
The serpent tempts Eve to eat of the tree, but Eve tells the serpent what God had said. The serpent replies that she would not surely die (Genesis 3:4) and that if she eats the fruit of the tree "then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil."
What was the forbidden fruit a metaphor for?
The term “forbidden fruit” is a metaphor for anything that is desired but not moral, legal or permissible to indulge in.
What God said about Eve?
To the woman he said, "I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you."
What language did Adam & Eve speak?
The Adamic languageThe Adamic language, according to Jewish tradition (as recorded in the midrashim) and some Christians, is the language spoken by Adam (and possibly Eve) in the Garden of Eden.
What is Adam punishment for eating the fruit?
For succumbing to temptation and eating the fruit of the forbidden tree of knowledge of good and evil, God banished them from Eden, and they and their descendants were forced to live lives of hardship. Cain and Abel were their children.
What is the forbidden fruit literally?
Grape. Rabbi Meir says that the fruit was a grape, made into wine. The Zohar explains similarly that Noah attempted (but failed) to rectify the sin of Adam by using grape wine for holy purposes. The midrash of Bereishit Rabah states that the fruit was grape, or squeezed grapes (perhaps alluding to wine).
What is the meaning of forbidden fruit is the sweetest?
Forbidden things seem more appealing; people want things more if (or, in some way, because) they can't have them.
Was Adam and Eve a metaphor?
The doctrine was based on Pauline Scripture but has not been accepted by a number of Christian sects and interpreters, especially among those Christians who consider the story of Adam and Eve less a fact and more a metaphor of the relation of God and man.
Why is the forbidden fruit depicted as an apple?
The apple as Forbidden Fruit seems to have appeared in western Europe at least by the 12th century. Some researchers suggest that the apple got a bad rap from an unfortunate pun: the Latin malus means both “apple” and “evil,” which may have given early Christians ideas.
What is the meaning of forbidden fruit tastes the sweetest?
Meaning. to desire something that is not within a feasible reach. to want something that has been denied.