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TitleOlive Tree--Olea Europea (Jacob 5:3)
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsAnderson, Sharon Price
Book TitleThe Glory of the Son
PublisherTime Lines Etc.
CityOrem, UT
KeywordsOlive Tree; Symbolism

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Olive Tree—Olea Europea

Solomon made temple
doors and posts of olive wood, 
and cherubim which he covered 
in gold and set in the inner house
with wings stretching 
from wall to wall 
and touching in the middle. 
Trees with twisted trunks
bear leaves to heal the nations.
Pressed and blessed,
the perfect fruit yields 
holy oil of anointing.
In the land of abundance,
the golden fluid
mixed with wheat and honey
nourishes multitudes.
Crushed beneath the stone
heavy as all sin and sorrow 
the world has known, 
Christ bled in the garden 
of the olive press.
Come, fill your lamps, 
hold up the light.
From the Mount of Olives
bring the branches,
fashion booths for the feast,
weave crowns of victory 
and wreaths of lasting peace. 


Scripture Reference

Jacob 5:3