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The Sacred Tree

Posted by Peter Qumseya on

The olive tree is called the Sacred Tree because it symbolizes the Holy Land.  It is also called The Peace Tree, Clock of Ages, The Tree of Light, and Tree of Legends. The olive tree represents the Holy Land in all religions. "The olive tree stands as a perfect personification of man's historical memory in the Holy Land. It is the tree with the highest endurance and fruitful capacity. It is the sign of peace between God and mankind." The olive tree is special to the Christian faith. The Bible contains many references: Jesus prayed under an olive tree on...

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The Olive Wood

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"The Wood is from the tree of life, those who embrace her; those who lay hold of her will be blessed." Proverbs 3:18 Bethlehem olive wood is heavy, dense, and durable with a distinctive red pigment in its grain. All carvings made of this hard wood have a varying and smooth grain, making every piece extraordinarily unique. It is very difficult to match the grain of two pieces since the pattern is completely hidden in the heart of the wood. After the olive tree is trimmed, the branches are kept to dry for a few years inside Bethlehem caves. Caves...

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