It was more about going against what God told them. And it is not called an apple in the bible. It is the fruit from the tree of knowledge. He told them if they ate it they would die. In fact that death was not meant as a literal death but a death of who they were once they would be banished from the garden.
There was nothing essentially evil about the tree or the fruit of the tree. It is unlikely that eating the fruit truly gave Adam and Eve any further knowledge. It was the act of disobedience that opened Adam and Eve's eyes to evil. Their sin of disobeying God brought sin and evil into the world and into their lives. Eating the fruit, as an act of disobedience against God, was what gave Adam and Eve knowledge of evil (Genesis 3:6-7). Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/tree-knowledge-good-evil.html#ixzz2Ob3WeVOw The Bible doesn't say it was an apple.
The story of Adam & Eve was a cautionary tale explaining that knowledge was bad. The tree was the tree of knowledge, god told them not to eat the fruit from that tree (so why put it there was always my question) but satan in the form of a talking snake convinced Eve to eat the fruit and she in turn convinced Adam, at which point they were kicked out of Eden. The moral of the story is "Don't ask so many questions and just do what I say" same thing parents say to their kids everyday.
Adam and Eve sin was about "disobedience." They were not being deprive of anything that they did not already have access to - they had a bountiful selection of fruits. It was a matter of just obeying - Almighty God's command at Genesis 2:17 - "But as for the tree of the knowledge of good and bad you must not eat from it, for in the day you eat from it you will positively die.”
So, it was not about any particular fruit or being told not to eat a particular fruit - Genesis 3:6 - "Consequently the woman saw that the tree was good for food and that it was something to be longed for to the eyes, yes, the tree was desirable to look upon. So she began taking of its fruit and eating it. Afterward she gave some also to her husband when with her and he began eating it."
The Bible does not mention at Genesis 3:6 Any particular fruit. It is clear that it was more about "obedience."
It was about obedience. The serpent told her “For God knows that in the very day of your eating from it your eyes are bound to be opened and you are bound to be like God, knowing good and bad.” (Genesis 3:5). From that point, Eve desired to be "like God". As the account continues in verse 6 it says, "Consequently the woman saw that the tree was good for food and that it was something to be longed for to the eyes." It was her ambition that got the best of her.
No. It was about disobedience and betrayal and loss of trust and choosing satan over God. And the Bible doesnt identify what thebspecific fruit was. There are many theories and its very possible that fruit no longer even exists. It may never have existed outside of Eden. Who knows.
The forbidden fruit was "knowledge of good and evil". - (17) but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.? -Genesis 2:17 (NKJV) - I haven't seen any ripe knowledge in the produce section.