Posted by: biblestudyseattle | April 17, 2013

Vine & Fig tree

The phrase ‘Vine & Fig tree’ turns up a lot in the scriptures.
“Throughout Solomon’s reign, Judah and Israel lived in safety from Dan to Beer-sheba, each man under his own vine and his own fig tree.” 1 Kings 4:25
“Don’t listen to Hezekiah, for this is what the king of Assyria says: ‘Make peace with me and surrender to me. Then every one of you may eat from his own vine and his own fig tree, and every one may drink water from his own cistern.” 2 Kings 18:31
“He killed their vines with hail and their sycamore fig trees with a flood.” Psalm 78:47 [There’s that flood analogy again!]
“The fig tree ripens its figs; the blossoming vines give off their fragrance. Arise, my darling. Come away, my beautiful one.” Song of Solomon 2:13
“All the heavenly bodies will dissolve. The skies will roll up like a scroll, and their stars will all wither as leaves wither on the vine, and foliage on the fig tree.” Isaiah 34:4
“On that day, each of you will invite his neighbor to sit under his vine and fig tree.” This is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts.” Zechariah 3:10
“And He told this parable: “A man had a fig tree that was planted in his vineyard. He came looking for fruit on it and found none. 7 He told the vineyard worker, ‘Listen, for three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it even waste the soil?’” Luke 13:6-7 [Here is an allusion to second death; notice it happens in three years (or three thousand years from Jesus’ time)].
“Can a fig tree, my brethren, yield olives, or a vine figs? Neither can salt water yield sweet.” James 3:12
[Here is an allusion to the spiritual body verses the earthly body].

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