Tree of Life, Tree of Death

1983

Trees are mentioned a number of times in the Bible and have several different meanings.
The Tree of Life is first mentioned in the book of Genesis alongside the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. The Tree is traditionally understood as a prefiguration of the wood of the Cross. Trees can be cut down and appear dead, but still burst into life again in the spring; they are therefore an ideal symbol for the resurrection, bridging the gap between death and life. Only through Jesus' death on the Cross can we be saved and live eternally.

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