What is the significance of a fig tree and a vine in the Bible?

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What lessons and meanings do the fig trees and vines bring from the biblical times?

Osasere Okunloye

Friday, December 24, 2021

The fig tree and vine are used to represent fruitfulness physically and spiritually. Oftentimes, the vine is used to symbolise spiritual good. For example, in John 15:5, Jesus said "I am the vine, you are the branches." The fig tree is mainly used to refer to natural and physical good. For example, Hosea 9:10 says “When I found Israel, it was like finding grapes in the desert; when I saw your ancestors, it was like seeing the early fruit on the fig tree.” Also, when Jesus saw a fruitless fig tree, he cursed it.

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