Trees of the Bible

"Few are altogether deaf to the preaching of pine trees. Their sermons on the mountains go to our hearts; and if people in general could be got into the woods, even for once, to hear the trees speak for themselves, all difficulties in the way of forest preservation would vanish." -John Muir, naturalist, explorer, and writer (1838-1914)

Jerusalem (Aleppo) Pine

Jerusalem (Aleppo) Pine

“I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the acacia tree, and the myrtle, and the oil tree…” (Isaiah XLI, 19).

Acacia

Acacia

“And you shall make upright boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood. Ten cubits shall be the length of a board, and a cubit and a half shall be the breadth of one board.” (Exodus XXVI, 15-16)

Almond

Almond

“The word of the Lord came to me: What do you see, Jeremiah? I replied: I see a branch of an almond tree. The Lord said to me: You have seen right, for I am watchful to bring My word to pass.” (Jeremiah 1:11)

Fig

Fig

“For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land with streams and springs and fountains issuing from plain and hill; a land of wheat and barley, of vines, figs, and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey.” (Deuteronomy 8:7-9)

Olive

Olive

“Israel is called a luxuriant olive tree that enlightens all.” (Exodus Rabbah, 46).