The Fabled Fig
March 04, 2021
The leaves of one fig tree clothed Adam and Eve. According to Jewish texts, the forbidden fruit of the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden was not an apple
but a fig. The Book of Deuteronomy specifies the fig as one of the Seven Species (Deuteronomy 8:7-8), describing the fertility of the land of Canaan. The biblical quote “each man under his own vine and fig tree” (Micah 4:4) has been used to denote peace and prosperity.