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Holman Bible Dictionary

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Leaf, Leaves
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Leaf, Leaves

The foliage of plants or trees. Adam and Eve made their first clothes from leaves (Genesis 3:7). Leaves are frequently used to symbolize blessedness or cursedness. God's renewal of the earth following the flood was epitomized by an olive leaf (Genesis 8:11). God's providential care for the righteous is pictured by the image of a well-watered tree whose leaves do not wither (Psalms 1:3; compare Jeremiah 17:8). Ezekiel's vision of the new Jerusalem included trees whose leaves never wither and whose leaves have healing power (Ezekiel 47:12; compare Revelation 22:2). Withered (Isaiah 1:30), shaken (Isaiah 33:9), fallen (Isaiah 33:4), and faded (Isaiah 64:4) leaves serve as images of judgment. A tree lacking fruit with withered leaves (Jeremiah 8:13) symbolizes a people found lacking when God judges (compare Matthew 21:19; Mark 11:13). Jesus used the appearance of fig leaves which herald the arrival of summer to illustrate the need to heed the signs of the end (Matthew 24:32; Mark 13:28).

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

Bibliography Information
Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'LEAF, LEAVES'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".
<>. 1991.


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