Temptation Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Temptation

  1. apple as fruit of the tree of knowledge in Eden, has come to epitomize temptation. [O.T.: Genesis 3:1–7; Br. Lit.: Paradise Lost]
  2. forbidden fruit God prohibits eating from Tree of Knowledge. [O.T.: Genesis 2:16–17]
  3. Potiphar’s wife tried to induce Joseph to lie with her. [O.T.: Gen. 39]
  4. quince symbol of temptation [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 176]
  5. Satan offers world to Jesus in exchange for His obeisance. [N.T.: Matthew 4:8–11]
  6. serpent coaxes Eve to eat forbidden fruit. [O.T.: Genesis 3:1–5]
  7. Zuleika name given in Arabian legend to Potiphar’s wife, who vainly tempted Joseph. [Arab. Legend: Benét, 1117]

Terror (See HORROR.)