Genesis: This is the age-old story of the temptation and the fall. The Bible does not tell us what fruit was taken and eaten. Just suppose that instead of an apple it was a fig. Would not that be close to the height of irony? The very leaf of the forbidden fruit to be used as a clumsy cover-up for their disobedience? If Adam and Eve were as clever as some of today’s criminals; such is not beyond the realm of reality.
Gospel: Luke 10:1-16
New Testament: Revelation 7:9-17
Old Testament: Genesis 3:1-7