Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Fruit: a word as used in Scripture denoting produce in general, whether vegetable or animal. The Hebrews divided the fruits of the land into three classes:,
- The fruit of the field, "corn-fruit" (Heb. dagan); all kinds of grain and pulse.
- The fruit of the vine, "vintage-fruit" (Heb. tirosh); grapes, whether moist or dried.
- "Orchard-fruits" (Heb. yitshar), as dates, figs, citrons, etc.
Injunctions concerning offerings and tithes were expressed by these Hebrew terms alone (Numbers 18:12; Deuteronomy 14:23). This word "fruit" is also used of children or offspring (Genesis 30:2; Deuteronomy 7:13; Luke 1:42; Psalm 21:10; 132:11); also of the progeny of beasts (Deuteronomy 28:51; Isaiah 14:29).