Olive tree The olive tree is frequently mentioned in Scripture. …The dove from the ark brought an olive-branch toNoah (Gen. 8:11). …It is mentioned among the most notable trees of Palestine, where it was cultivated long before the time of the Hebrews (Deut. 6:11; 8:8). …It is mentioned in the first Old Testament parable, that of Jotham  (Judges. 9:9), and is named among the blessings of the “good land,” […]

Lessons from the Olive Tree… …Trees are such a precious gift from the Lord. They not only provide oxygen for us to breathe, but also food to eat, wood for building houses and furniture, pulp for paper, fuel for warmth, and shade for rest and recreation. In their great variety, trees provide natural beauty for […]

Symbolic Trees in the Bible…Throughout the Bible, up to the last chapter of Revelation, trees are seen as important to mankind. Many varieties of trees are cited in the Bible. …The cedar became a temple, the fig, a covering, and the gopher an ark. …A tree was connected with man’s sin. …In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve ate […]

Mystery of the Olive Tree   What is the significance of the olive tree, and olive oil, in the Scriptures?  Why were olive trees “shaken,” and why were the berries “beaten,” and “trodden down”? Why were kings and priests anointed with olive oil?  What does olive oil and the olive tree symbolize?  There is far more mystery and […]