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Monday, October 06, 2014

Apples in the Bible

Apples on tree

A few years ago, I posted on figs, as mentioned in the Bible. A commenter suggested that I do the same for apples.

The Wikipedia says that apples were originally domesticated in what is now Turkey, some thousands of years ago.

I did a search, using the King James Version, and another, using the English Standard Version. A few references, in the KJV, to the apple of one's eye, were not included. The results are given below. The two versions gave the same results, which are given from the World English Bible, which is in the public domain. I thank the commenter.

Genesis does not specify that the forbidden fruit was an apple. Perhaps, perhaps not. Revelation 22:2 mentions fruit trees, in the Final Kingdom, but does not say what kind of fruit these might be.

Song of Solomon 2:3a As the apple tree among the trees of the wood,
so is my beloved among the sons.

Song of Solomon 8:5b Under the apple tree I aroused you.
There your mother conceived you.
There she was in labor and bore you.

Joel 1:12 The vine has dried up, and the fig tree withered;
the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree,
even all of the trees of the field are withered;
for joy has withered away from the sons of men.

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