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Original Sin Definition — What Really Happened in Eden

Original sin. Is an apple the cause of all of humanity’s woes? Here’s the meaning of this mythical event, and its implication for humankind today.

Original Sin. What really happened in the Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve lost their nakedness. Here’s the meaning.
Original Sin. What really happened in the Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve lost their nakedness. Here’s the meaning.

Genesis 3:6

And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took (H3947) of the fruit thereof, (H6529) and did eat (H398), and gave (H5414) also to her husband with her; and he did eat (H398).

She took of the fruit


פְּרִי pᵉrîy per-ee’; from H6509 (פָּרָה); fruit (literally or figuratively):

KJV — bough, (first-)fruit(-ful), reward.

Proverbs 1:30–31

30 They would none of my (wisdom personified, see Further Study below) counsel: they despised all my reproof.

31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit (H6529) of their own way, and be filled with their own devices (H4156).


מוֹעֵצָה môwʻêtsâh mo-ay-tsaw’; from H3289 (יָעַץ); a purpose:

KJV — counsel, device.


יָעַץ yâʻats yaw-ats’; a primitive root; to advise; reflexively, to deliberate or resolve:

KJV — advertise, take advise, advise (well), consult, (give, take) counsel(-lor), determine, devise, guide, purpose.

Proverbs 13:22
A man shall eat H398 good by the fruit (H6529) of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.

Psalms 58:11
So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward (H6529) for the righteous: verily he is a God that judges in the earth.

Psalms 104:13
He waters the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit (H6529) of your (God’s) works.

Proverbs 18:21
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit (H6529) thereof.

What happened in the Garden of Eden?

Further Study

A wise man once said, Teach you me, what I do not know.

  1. Inventory of the Universe
  2. Audit of the Universe
  3. Audit of Humankind
  4. Origin of the Universe (Commentary on Genesis 1)
  5. Origin of Humankind (Commentary on Genesis 1:26–2:7)
  6. Origin of Woman (Commentary on Genesis 2:8–25)
  7. Agony of Humankind (Commentary on Genesis 3)



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Sam Kneller

Biblical Hebrew is my passion, the basis of my writing. I ministered & reside in Paris, FR. My books reveal the Bible is a 21st C. handbook.