Trees and Bushes of the Holy Land

This web page summarizes the sites that feature trees and bushes which relate to Biblical verses or subjects.

Psalms 1:3: “And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water”

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Sites with Trees and bushes:

The following table lists the sites with trees and bushes that are featured in BibleWalks.

The name field includes up to 3 names: a common name, a scientific name in italic, and a (Hebrew name in parenthesis). To see more information – click on the site’s name. Hit the photo in order to view it in higher resolution.

Name
Biblical & Historical
References
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Fig Tree
Ficus Carica
(Te’ena)
The first tree in the Bible (Genesis 3 7): “…and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons”.
Appears many times pairing with grape:
Isaiah 34 4 (NASB version): “As a leaf withers from the vine, or as one withers from the fig tree
Migdal-Malcha
Madrasah
Sochoh
Olive tree
Olea
(Za’yit)
Numerous references –
Genesis 8:11:”And the dove came in to him … in her mouth was an olive leaf plucked off”
Psalms 52 8: “But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever”.
Kh. Beza
Gethsemane
Mt. Olives
Kisson
Siah Brook
Arabian Jujube tree
Ziziphus
Spina-christi
“Christ Thorn”
(sheisaf matsui)
Matthew 27: 29: “And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head…”
Emmaus
Fazael
Lachish
Biblical Tamar
White Acacia
Acacia
Albida
(Shittah Malbinah)
A rare tree in the north, but common in the desert.
Isaiah 41:19:” I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah tree, and the myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the fir tree, and the pine, and the box tree together:”
Shimron
Elah Valley
Carob
Ceratonia
Siliqua
(Harub)
Only indirect reference:
Isaiah 1:19: “If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land”
Oren Caves
Fachir
Palm tree
Phoenix
Dactylifera
(Tamar Matsui)
Psalms 92:12: “The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree
Song 7:7: “This thy stature is like to a palm tree, and thy breasts to clusters of grapes”
Megiddo
Ubeidiya
Mexican Palm
Washingtonia
Robusta
(Dekel)
Qarta
Fichus
Sycamore
Fichus
(Ficus)
Achziv
Gall oak
Quercus
Ithaburensis
(Alon Tabor)
Judges 10:3: “And thou shalt go on forward from thence, and shalt come to the oak of Tabor
Judges 6 11:”And there came an angel of the LORD, and sat under an oak which was in Ophrah”
K. Hannania
Beth Lehem Galilee
Tell Dan
High Place
Palestine oak
Quercus
calliprinos
(Alon
Matsui).
Horvat Dur
Atlantic
Pistachio
Anacardiaceae
Pistaci
(Elah Atlantit)
Note – In KJV Bible, the Hebrew “Elah” was translated as “oak” –
2 Samuel 18:9: “And Absalom rode upon a mule, and the mule went under the thick boughs of a great oak, and his head caught hold of the oak…”
Usha
Nahalal
Elah Valley
Triplet
Holy tree
The Holy tree, according to the tradition and the local paintings in the Monastery, was based on a triplet seeding (olive + cypress + cedar) that Abraham gave to Lot.
Cross-
monastery
Lot waters the Holy Tree - at the Monastery of the Cross
Funeral Cypress
Cupressus
Sempervirens
aka: Fir tree
(Brosh Matsui)
Isaiah 44:14: “He heweth him down cedars, and taketh the cypress and the oak, which he strengtheneth for himself among the trees of the forest: he planteth an ash, and the rain doth nourish it.”
Tabor Greek
Pine tree
Pinus
Halepensis
(Oren Yerushalmi)
Isaiah 44:14 (Darby): “he chooseth for himself among the trees of the forest: he planteth a pine, and the rain maketh [it] grow.”
Kh. Oren
Palestine oak
Quercus
calliprinos
(Alon Matsui).
Horvat Dur
Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus
Camaldulensis
Ein-Dor
Cactus
Opuntia
Ficus-indica
Ein-Dor
Kanaf
Nahalal
Qula
Tamarix
Aphylla
Eshel
Genesis 21:33: “And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God”.
Nitzana
Abraham’s balm
Vitex Agnus-
Castus
(Abraham’s bush)
Chastetree
Genesis 22:14: “And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son”.
Tel Issachar
Terebinth
Pistacia
Palaestina
(Elah)
Note – In KJV Bible, the Hebrew “Elah” was translated as “oak”
2 Samuel 18:9: “And Absalom rode upon a mule, and the mule went under the thick boughs of a great oak, and his head caught hold of the oak…”
Elah Valley
Adullam
Sochoh
HemetCistern
Dwarf Mesquite
Prosopis
farcta
(Yanbut Hasadeh)
Isaiah 7:19: “And they shall come, and shall rest all of them in the desolate valleys, and in the holes of the rocks, and upon all thorns, and upon all bushes”.
Ubeidiya
More will be added…

Biblical references:

These are dozens of references to trees and bushes in the Bible. Here are some samples –

Genesis 1:11: “And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so”.

Psalms 1:3 “And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water”

 


 

Etymology (behind the name):

  • Etz – Hebrew: Tree
  • Siach – Hebrew: Bush

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