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Dictionaries :: Fig Tree

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g4808 Greek: suke | sukea

Fig Tree:

"a fig tree," is found in Mat 21:19, 20, 21; 24:32; Mar 11:13, 20, 21; 13:28; Luk 13:6, 7; 21:29; Jhn 1:48, 50; Jam 3:12; Rev 6:13 (see sukon, above).

Note: A "fig tree" with leaves must have young fruits already, or it will be barren for the season. The first figs ripen in late May or early June. The tree in Mar 11:13 should have had fruit, unripe indeed, but existing. In some lands "fig trees" bear the early fruit under the leaves and the later fruit above the leaves. In that case the leaves were a sign that there should have been fruit, unseen from a distance, underneath the leaves. The condemnation of this fig tree lay in the absence of any sign of fruit.

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