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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Contents:

Overview

Sites

Biblical

Etymology

Links

 

Sites with Trees and bushes:

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

Click on the site’s name to see more information, or on the photo to view it in higher resolution.

  Common

   name

  Scientific

  name

    Biblical & Historical

    References

    Site

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        Photo

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Fig Tree

(Te’ena)

 

Ficus Carica

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

 

(Za’yit)

Olea 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

 

(sheisaf matsui)

Ziziphus

Spina-christi

 

“Christ Thorn”

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

(Shittah Malbinah)

Acacia

Albida

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

 

(Harub)

 

Ceratonia

Siliqua

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

(Tamar Matsui)

Phoenix

Dactylifera

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

 

(Dekel)

Washingtonia

Robusta

Qarta

 

 

Fichus

 

(Ficus)

Sycamore

Fichus

Achziv

 

Gall oak

(Alon Tabor)

Quercus

Ithaburensis

 

 

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 (Alon

Matsui).

Quercus

calliprinos

Horvat Dur  

Atlantic

Pistachio

 

(Elah Atlantit)

Anacardiaceae

Pistaci

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

 

aka: Fir tree

(Brosh Matsui)

Cupressus

Sempervirens

 

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

(Oren Yerushalmi)

Pinus

Halepensis

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 (Alon Matsui). Quercus

calliprinos

Horvat Dur

 

Eucalyptus

 

Eucalyptus

Camaldulensis

Ein-Dor  

 

Cactus

Opuntia

Ficus-indica

Ein-Dor

Kanaf

Nahalal

Qula

 

Eshel Tamarix

Aphylla

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

 

(Abraham’s bush)

 

Chastetree

Vitex Agnus-

Castus

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

(Elah)

Pistacia

Palaestina

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

(Yanbut Hasadeh)

Prosopis

farcta

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

Links:


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