The phrase apple of my eye refers to something or someone that one cherishes above all others. According to The MacArthur Study Bible, Moses wrote it around 1400 B.C. Its meaning does indeed derive from an expression signifying the pupil of the eye, one of the most sensitive parts of the body. For example, one can tolerate an eyelash on the white of his eye, but let it barely touch the pupil, and everything else is of secondary importance.

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  • The phrase apple of my eye refers to something or someone that one cherishes above all others. According to The MacArthur Study Bible, Moses wrote it around 1400 B.C. Its meaning does indeed derive from an expression signifying the pupil of the eye, one of the most sensitive parts of the body. For example, one can tolerate an eyelash on the white of his eye, but let it barely touch the pupil, and everything else is of secondary importance. (en)
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  • The phrase apple of my eye refers to something or someone that one cherishes above all others. According to The MacArthur Study Bible, Moses wrote it around 1400 B.C. Its meaning does indeed derive from an expression signifying the pupil of the eye, one of the most sensitive parts of the body. For example, one can tolerate an eyelash on the white of his eye, but let it barely touch the pupil, and everything else is of secondary importance. (en)
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  • Apple of my eye (en)
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