tree knowledge good and evil

tree of knowledge of good and evil

noun
the tree in the Garden of Eden bearing the forbidden fruit that was tasted by Adam and Eve. Gen. 2:17; 3:6–24.
Also called tree of knowledge.


Origin:
1525–35

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tree of knowledge of good and evil
 
n
Old Testament the tree in the Garden of Eden bearing the forbidden fruit that Adam and Eve ate, thus incurring loss of primal innocence (Genesis 2:9; 3:2--7)

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tree of knowledge of good and evil definition


A tree in the Garden of Eden, the fruit of which God forbade Adam and Eve to eat.

Note: They did eat the forbidden fruit, and their disobedience brought about the Fall of Man.
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