the withered fig tree


#1

thyrodandstaff

Mark 11:11–26

can someone explain this passage for me? What is the meaning of the withered fig tree in Tradition?


#2

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thyrodandstaff

Mark 11:11–26

can someone explain this passage for me? What is the meaning of the withered fig tree in Tradition?

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I think this bit here explains pretty well what the meanings of the fig tree are. Anyway, hope it helps.

Why did Jesus curse a fig tree? Fig trees were a common and important source of food for the Jews. Bad figs or a decaying fig tree was linked with evil deeds and spiritual decay. The unfruitful fig tree symbolized the outcome of Israel's unresponsiveness to the word of God. The prophets depicted the languishing fig tree as signifying the desolation and calamity of Israel due to her unfaithfulness to God (see Joel 1:7,12; Habakuk 3:17; and Jeremiah 8:13). The history of Israel is one long preparation for the coming of the Promised One. But the promise is unfulfilled in those who reject Jesus through unbelief. (See also Jesus’ parable of the barren fig tree in Luke 13:6-9). Jesus’ cursing of a fig tree is a prophetic action against the faithlessness of those who rejected his message

rc.net/wcc/readings/mark1111.htm


#3

ah that makes sense, thanks and God bless you for helping me in my ignorance!


#4

Good thread for Scripture forum

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