Everyone knows that the fruit Eve was tempted to eat in the Garden of Eden was an apple – or was it? This week, Danièle speaks with Azzan Yadin-Israel about the original fruit of original sin, how written culture and art worked together to transform it, and why it took centuries to settle on the apple.
Azzan Yadin-Israel is a Professor of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University. Click here to view his Academia.edu page. His new books are Temptation Transformed: The Story of How the Forbidden Fruit Became an Apple and Intuitive Vocabulary: Ancient Greek.
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Top Image: Detail from The Fall of Man and The Lamentation by Hugo van der Goes, 15th century – Wikimedia Commons