Fig tree
Fig • Fig-Tree • Figs
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Fig; Fig Tree
Fig; Fig Tree [Heb. teʾēnâ, pag̱; Gk. sýkon, sykéa, sykḗ, olýnthos]. The common fig, Ficus carica L., mentioned nearly sixty times in Scripture, is one of the most important Bible plants and was cultivated throughout Palestine, particularly in the mountainous regions. The wild fig was also commonly
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
fig (Ficus carica), a fruit tree common in both wild and cultivated forms throughout the Near East since ancient times. It is a beautiful shade tree whose large palm-shaped leaves were said to have been used to cover the nakedness of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden (Gen. 3:7). The pear-shaped fruit,
Fir Tree
fir tree, as a general term, coniferous evergreens such as the cypress, juniper, and pine. The nrsv tends to use those more specific designations rather than “fir,” which was used in other English translations in passages such as Isa. 60:13; 2 Sam. 6:5; 2 Kings 5:10; 19:23; 2 Chron. 2:8. Where the nrsv
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Fig, Fig-Tree
FIG, FIG-TREE (Heb. te’ēnâ, ‘fig’, ‘fig-tree’; Heb. paḡ, ‘unripe first fig’, Ct. 2:13 only; Gk. olynthoi, ‘unripe fig’, unspecified season, Rev. 6:13 only; Gk. sykon, ‘fig’, Gk. sykē, ‘fig-tree’).Indigenous to Asia Minor and the E Mediterranean region, the fig-tree (Ficus carica) makes a tree up
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Fig Tree
Fig TreeA tree (Ficus carica L.; Heb. tĕʾēnâ; Gk. sýkon, sykḗ) whose fruit has remained a staple in the diet of the ancient Mediterranean world since earliest times. The tree reaches an average height of 3–6 m. (10–20 ft.). Its large palmate leaves open in the early spring and fall at the beginning
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Fig Tree
Fig Tree. A deciduous member of the mulberry family (Ficus carica L.), cultivated for its fruit.The fig tree is native to the entire Near East and the Mediterranean region and grows exceptionally well along the hills and valleys of Palestine and Syria, particularly in the valley near Tiberias along
Catholic Bible Dictionary
FIG The oblong or pear-shaped fruit of a tree found very commonly throughout Palestine. The fig tree is mentioned often in the Bible. Its fruit was eaten in a variety of forms, including fresh, dried, or cooked (1 Sam 25:18, 30:12; 1 Chr 12:40). The spies who were sent by Moses into the Promised Land
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Fig Fig tree
Fig, Fig tree. The fig tree (Ficus carica) is very common in Palestine. Deut. 8:8. Mount Olivet was famous for its fig trees in ancient times, and they are still found there. To “sit under one’s own vine and one’s own fig tree” became a proverbial expression among the Jews to denote peace and prosperity.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
FigFirst mentioned in Gen. 3:7. The fig-tree is mentioned (Deut. 8:8) as one of the valuable products of Palestine. It was a sign of peace and prosperity (1 Kings 4:25; Micah 4:4; Zech. 3:10). Figs were used medicinally (2 Kings 20:7), and pressed together and formed into “cakes” as articles of diet
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Figfig (Ficus carica), a fruit tree common in both wild and cultivated forms throughout the Near East since ancient times. It is a beautiful shade tree whose large palm-shaped leaves were said to have been used to cover the nakedness of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden (Gen. 3:7). The pear-shaped
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Fig, Fig Tree
Fig, Fig TreeWell known in antiquity for its sweet taste and protective shade, the fig tree appears in the biblical record first in the prototypical tragedy of the Fall of humanity (Gen 3). In this archetypal fall from innocence, one consequence of the original pair’s succumbing to temptation is their
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FIG, FIG-TREE<fig’-tre> ([תְּאֵנָה‎, te’enah], plural [תְּאֵנִים‎, te’enim], specially “figs”; [פַּגִּים‎, paggim], “green figs” only in Song 2:13; [συκη̂, suke], “fig-tree,” [συ̂κον, sukon], “fig”):
Compton’s Encyclopedia
figThe soft juicy fruit of the fig tree is so perishable that most of it is sent to market sun dried. This is easy to do because the tree grows only in hot dry climates. Its native home is the region around the Mediterranean Sea. Spanish missionaries introduced fig growing to Mexico and California.
Key passages
Ge 3:7

Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed together fig leaves and they made for themselves coverings.

1 Ki 4:25

Judah and Israel lived in security, each man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan as far as Beersheba, all the days of Solomon.

Je 24:1–3

Yahweh showed me, and look, there were two baskets of figs placed before the temple of Yahweh—after Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had deported Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, the king of Judah, with the officials of Judah, and the craftsmen, and the smiths, from Jerusalem …

Mic 4:4

But they will sit, each under his vine and under his fig tree, and no one will make them afraid, for the mouth of Yahweh of hosts has spoken.

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