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Of a tree. The olive-leaf mentioned Genesis 8:11 . The barren fig-tree had nothing but leaves (Matthew 21:19 ; Mark 11:13 ). The oak-leaf is mentioned Isaiah 1:30 ; 6:13 . There are numerous allusions to leaves, their flourishing, their decay, and their restoration (Leviticus 26:36 ; Isaiah 34:4 ; Jeremiah 8:13 ; Daniel 4:12,14,21 ; Mark 11:13 ; 13:28 ). The fresh leaf is a symbol of prosperity (Psalm 1:3 ; Jeremiah 17:8 ; Ezekiel 47:12 ); the faded, of decay (Job 13:25 ; Isaiah 1:30 ; 64:6 ; Jeremiah 8:13 ).

Leaf of a door (1 Kings 6:34 ), the valve of a folding door.

Leaf of a book (Jeremiah 36:23 ), perhaps a fold of a roll.

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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Leaf'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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