the Week of Christ the King / Proper 29 / Ordinary 34
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Morrish Bible Dictionary
There are several kinds of fig-trees, but the well-known tree called the Ficus Carica is common in Palestine and very productive. It also agrees with the description of "sitting under the fig-tree" for repose, its branches and leaves giving protection from the heat of the sun. It was one of the trees in the garden of Eden, of the leaves of which Adam and Eve made aprons. Genesis 3:7; 1 Kings 4:25; John 1:48 . The figs were made into cakes by being pressed together. 1 Samuel 25:18; 1 Samuel 30:12 . The trees bear figs at different times, hence the expressions 'first-ripe figs,' and also 'untimely figs.' Nahum 3:12; Revelation 6:13 . The fruit is produced before the leaves; so that leaves being found, there should have been fruit on the fig-tree cursed by the Lord, although the ordinary fig-season had not arrived. Matthew 21:19 20; Mark 11:13,20,21 . This was typical of Israel which had been compared to a fig-tree, bringing forth its first-ripefigs, Hosea 9:10; but in the days ofthe Lord, Israel had plenty of leaves, professing to be God's favoured people, but producing no real fruit to Him. Luke 13:6,7 . As a nation in the flesh no fruit will ever be found on it.
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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Fig, Fig-Tree'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​mbd/​f/fig-fig-tree.html. 1897.