Another 10 Most Popular Myths Busted!
The Fruit eaten by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden was an apple
eaten by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden was an apple The fruit eaten by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden it is nowhere in the Bible referred to as “apple”. As late as the 17th century, during the Middle English time, “apple” was a generic term used for all the fruits -including nuts-, but with the exception of the berries; and neither the tree nor the fruit is identified by species. Nonetheless, in the art of continental Europe, the period that represents the Fall of Man, the fruit is often depicted as an apple. The myth of the apple, comes from a Latin word likeness: Latin mălus = “bad”, mălum = “an evil”, mālus = “apple tree” and “mast of a ship”, mālum = “apple (fruit)”.