What Was the Forbidden Fruit?

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  1. righteousdude2

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    The old story in Bible College was that the fruit shared between Adam and Eve was a banana; because after they ate it, the tossed the skin on the ground and when they left the garden, "They 'slipped' and fell!" :smilewinkgrin:

    With the funny out of the way, has anyone ever come up with what the forbidden fruit actually was? I am just curious.
     
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    I have no evidence to support this, but my own personal hypothesis is that it was a unique fruit. Since Adam and Eve were cast out of the Garden, I do not think we will ever know this side of eternity.
     
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    When you say unique - are you saying that fruit no longer exists?
     
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    Salty, that is my personal opinion. The tree was unique, ergo the fruit was unique.
     
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    Do you not think they brought the fruit with them? That is considering the shape the world is in.
     
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    That makes good sense....
     
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    Why has it always been depicted as an apple? In all of the Biblical children's books, Adam and Eve look like anglo saxon white people. Eve looks like she just got out of a beauty shop with her hair, and Adam just got a haircut and shave.

    To answer another poster, if the fruit is literal (which I believe it is), no, I do not believe the fruit left the garden. Silly as it sounds, that leaves open the possibility that a seed from the fruit could have grown another tree.

    I do agree though with the poster that the fruit was unique and not in existence today.

    Interesting thread.

    Also, guess it was not a fig, since they used fig leaves to cover themselves after they were out of the garden.
     
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    I believe they were still in the garden with the fig leaves. They left the garden in the skins of the animal God killed to provide cover, a provisional atonement, for their sin!
     
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    :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:
     
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    I do not know what the fruit was.

    I think connected to this story is this fact;

    she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Gen 2:23

    The woman is the help meet for the man and she was taken from him.

    Help meet the Hebrew word `ezer which means helper.

    It was through the helper (the woman) taken from the man that God by his Spirit brought his Son into the world. They called his name Jesus.

    Jesus told his disciples that if he did not go away the Comforter (helper) would not come to be in them.

    Titus 3:5 a bathing of regeneration, and a renewing of the Holy Spirit, Happened to Jesus is is the means by which man can again be made whole.
    After Jesus received the renewing of the Holy Spirit the shed it forth on man and it will be by that Spirit mortal man will be quickened, made immortal. Rom 8:11 1 Cor 15:

    All because the Son of God was born of woman.

    This came about because of trespass and sin. Also lust (whatever that is) gives birth to sin.

    Something went on in the garden we do not want to talk about, yet from that point on the word of God confronts us with it. We see ti with the first children. We see it before the flood. After the flood with the son Ham. I think it is related to this verse. Prov 30:20 Such [is] the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness.

    I do not know what the fruit was but, "she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat."
     
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    This thread may be related to the thread, Who was the first sinner. No?

    And BTW All of this results in this.

    Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
     
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    I have no idea what the fruit was, neither do I even want to even attempt to speculate what it was. The "serpent seed" doctrine started by someone speculating(stating it as a biblical fact) that it was intercourse between Eve and Lucifern, and then Eve and Adam, with Cain's offspring being the non-elect(Eve/Lucifer), and Abel's being the elect(Eve/Adam). Best to say whatever that fruit was, it caused us all to eventually die and leave this "orb".
     
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    If a good tree produces good fruit, and the Tree of Knowledge produced bad results, thus was bad fruit, and thus was a bad tree, perhaps the Garden of Eden was overrated as far as anything good?
     
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    some even say that it had to do in a sexual way between the serpent and eve and possible even adam also--I dont say that though just what some say :)
     
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    AKA....."Serpent Seed Doctrine".........
     
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    I hear the tree still grows in West Virginia, the Tree of the Knowledge of One Tooth and Trailors
     
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    OMG....that made me laugh.......boy, your spelling is getting better each and every day......I bet you get your 8th grade diploma down at least once a week, and stare at it in adoration.....
     

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