Israel and the Fig Tree

These passages from the Bible show the association of the health of the fig tree with the spiritual health of the nation of Israel.

Jeremiah 24:4-8

The Good and Bad Figs

Hosea 9:10

Israel is likened to Grapes & Figs

Hosea 2:14, 18-19

Israel - the Spouse of God

Luke 13:6-9, 34

The Fig Tree is Given Another Chance.

The following is an excerpt is from the Apocalypse of Peter, a non-canonical book from "The Apocryphal New Testament".

Apocalypse of Peter

The next set of passages develop a picture of a time in the future when Israel, represented by the images of the fig tree and the cedar, will blossom and bear fruit that will benefit the whole world.

Isaiah 27:6

Hosea 14: 6-8

Ezekiel 17:22-23

The blossoming that will occur in Israel, the congregation of the faithful, will be brought about by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the end times, the latter rain.

Zechariah 12:2-3, 8-11

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