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Terror (See HORROR.)apple
as fruit of the tree of knowledge in Eden, has come to epitomize temptation. [O.T.: Genesis 3:1–7; Br. Lit.: Paradise Lost]
God prohibits eating from Tree of Knowledge. [O.T.: Genesis 2:16–17]
tried to induce Joseph to lie with her. [O.T.: Gen. 39]
symbol of temptation [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 176]
offers world to Jesus in exchange for His obeisance. [N.T.: Matthew 4:8–11]
coaxes Eve to eat forbidden fruit. [O.T.: Genesis 3:1–5]
name given in Arabian legend to Potiphar’s wife, who vainly tempted Joseph. [Arab. Legend: Benét, 1117]
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