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Lesson 15-1: The Allegory of the Olive Tree

TitleLesson 15-1: The Allegory of the Olive Tree
Publication TypeChart
Year of Publication2023
AuthorsWelch, John W., Greg Welch, and Jasmin Gimenez Rappleye
PublisherScripture Central
CitySpringville, UT
KeywordsAllegory of the Olive Tree; Zenos (Prophet)

The longest allegory in scripture is Zenos’s allegory of the olive tree. Because of this allegory’s unusual length, it can be helpful to break it up into meaningful sections. This chart divides the allegory into six main stages that correspond with major developments in the house of Israel’s past, present, and future. The chart also provides illustrations and scripture references to help readers quickly grasp the essential features in each stage. As readers begin to comprehend the allegory’s overall structure, they will be better prepared to make sense of its rich symbolism. 

Originally published as Chart 6-81 in Charting the Book of Mormon.


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