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Tree of life

Tree of life

stood also in the midst of the garden of Eden ( Genesis 2:9 ; 3:22 ). Some writers have advanced the opinion that this tree had some secret virtue, which was fitted to preserve life. Probably the lesson conveyed was that life was to be sought by man, not in himself or in his own power, but from without, from Him who is emphatically the Life ( John 1:4 ; 14:6 ). Wisdom is compared to the tree of life ( Proverbs 3:18 ). The "tree of life" spoken of in the Book of Revelation ( Revelation 2:7 ; Revelation 22:2 Revelation 22:14 ) is an emblem of the joys of the celestial paradise.

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[J] indicates this entry was also found in Jack Van Impe's Prophecy Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Tree of life". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .