Lecture: How the Forbidden Fruit became an Apple

17 January 2024 16:30 - 18:00

How did the apple, unmentioned by the Bible, become the dominant symbol of temptation, sin, and the Fall? Professor Azzan Yadin-Israel is the author of 'Temptation Transformed. The Story of How the Forbidden Fruit Became an Apple'. In his lecture he shall reveal the history of 'the apple'. He will lead us through art, church history and religious history.

About Azzan Yadin-Israel

Azzan Yadin-Israel is a professor in the departments of Jewish Studies and Classics at Rutgers University. He is the author of several books, including The Grace of God and the Grace of Man: The Theologies of Bruce Springsteen.

Practical Information

Date: Wednesday January 17, 2024
Time: 4.30 - 6.00 PM
Venue: PThU, Werkgroepenzaal 5/6, De Boelelaan 1105, Amsterdam
The lecture is English spoken.

This research seminar is organised by the 'Nederlands Genootschap voor Joodse Studies' and the PThU (Sources). If you wish to join, please send an email to Lieve Teugels, Associate Professor Judaism and Hebrew at the PThU.