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Olive Tree, The


1. Often grew wild. Ro 11:17.

2. Cultivated

a. In olive yards. 1Sa 8:14; Ne 5:11.

b. Among rocks. De 32:13.

c. On the sides of mountains. Mt 21:1.

3. Canaan abounded in. De 6:11; 8:8.

4. Assyria abounded in. 2Ki 18:32.

5. Kings of Israel largely cultivated. 1Ch 27:28.

6. Described as

a. Green. Jer 11:16.

b. Fair and beautiful. Jer 11:16; Ho 14:6.

c. Fat and unctuous. Jdj 9:9; Ro 11:17.

d. Bearing goodly fruit. Jer 11:16; Jas 3:12.

7. Grafting of, alluded to. Ro 11:24.

8. Pruning of, alluded to. Ro 11:18,19.

9. Often cast its flowers. Job 15:33.

10. Often cast its fruit. De 28:40.

11. Often suffered from caterpillars. Am 4:9.

12. Good for the service of God and man. Jdj 9:9.

13. Oil procured from. Ex 27:20; De 8:8.

14. Used for making

a. The cherubim in the temple. 1Ki 6:23.

b. The doors and posts of the temple. 1Ki 6:31-33.

c. Booths at feast of tabernacles. Ne 8:15.

15. Beaten to remove the fruit. De 24:20.

16. Shaken when fully ripe. Isa 17:6.

17. Gleaning of, left for the poor. De 24:20.

18. Fruit of, during sabbatical year left for the poor, &c. Ex 23:11.

19. The fruit of, trodden in presses to extract the oil. Mic 6:15; Hag 2:16.

20. Failure of, a great calamity. Hab 3:17,18.

21. Illustrative

a. Of Christ. Ro 11:17,24; Zec 4:3,12.

b. Of the Jewish church. Jer 11:16.

c. Of the righteous. Ps 52:8; Ho 14:6.

d. Of children of pious parents. Ps 128:3.

e. Of the two witnesses. Re 11:3,4.

f. (When wild,) of the Gentiles. Ro 11:17,24.

g. (Gleaning of,) of the remnant of grace. Isa 17:6; 24:13.

h. Probably origin of its being the emblem of peace. Ge 8:11.