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Apple Temptation | by Lawrence OP
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Apple Temptation

I love desktop 'wallpapers', and recently, while looking at some of the Apple wallpapers online, I was inspired to do one of Adam & Eve. Here's the result, using a photo by Flickr user 'Treehouse1977' and Michelangelo's painting on the Sistine chapel ceiling.

 

Of course, I need to add as a theological point, that the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil was not an apple. Rather, there is a pun in Latin: 'mala' is an apple, 'malum' is evil. I think this is how the apple became identified with the eating of this fruit, an act of disobedience to the divine will, through which sin entered the world.

 

Let me know what you think of this wallpaper!

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Taken on January 20, 2007