The olive tree was one of the most important plants in Bible times, and it still is today throughout portions of Europe and the Middle East.
The wood of the olive tree was used in some of the furnishings of the temple (1 Kings 6:23-33).
Wood from dead or destroyed olive trees is often turned into carvings and souvenirs such as this carving of the faithful spies (Caleb and Joshua; Numbers 14:30) that I secured in Bethlehem many years ago.
Then they came to the valley of Eshcol and from there cut down a branch with a single cluster of grapes; and they carried it on a pole between two men, with some of the pomegranates and the figs. That place was called the valley of Eshcol, because of the cluster which the sons of Israel cut down from there. (Numbers 13:23-24 NAU)
Index to Articles About the Olive Tree and Olives
- The Olive Tree.
- The Olive – first among the trees.
- Olive harvesting.
- What happens after the olives are harvested?
Related minor posts about olives.
- The olive shoots (Psalm 128:3).
- Paul’s illustration of the 0live tree in Romans 11. Grafting.
- 1400 year old olive press excavated.
- A place called Gethsemane (on the Mount of Olives).
- Visualizing Isaiah 4: the Branch of the LORD. The root of Jesse/David.
When I add other posts pertaining to olives I will try to remember to add them to this index.