(in Christian theology) human nature lacking in grace; humans in their unredeemed state.
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Did Adam and Eve bite into a forbidden "apple," or a different fruit? (A lesson in meaning)In one of the most famous culinary moments ever written down, Eve convinces Adam to share an apple with her in the Garden of Eden. Right? Well, not exactly. Adam and Eve did bite into a fruit. But the Book of Genesis does not explicitly say which fruit. It could have been an apple. Or, as early depictions suggest, it could have been a pomegranate. …
Origin of old Adam
First recorded in 1540–50
Also called old man.
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