Drawings & Sketches
Chinese Crabapple Tree
Maple Tree on Cemetery
Tree-line & Sunset on Farm
Greg's Art Journal
Arts' Interdisciplinary Side
Health of Art
Icons & Iconography
of the Arts
Supporters the Arts
Tree of Life
What is the Tree of Life?
Most or all major spiritual
traditions and religions have a concept of the tree of life. For thousands
of years the notion of the tree of life has been taught and known in the Middle
East and elsewhere. Here's some of the oldest, if not the oldest,
information regarding the tree of life.
And YHVH Elohim made all kinds of trees grow
out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for
food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and
the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says
to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give the right to eat from the
tree of life, which is in the paradise of Elohim.
13 Blessed is the man who finds
the man who gains understanding,
14 for she is more
profitable than silver
and yields better returns than gold.
15 She is more precious
nothing you desire can compare with
16 Long life is in her
in her left hand are riches and honor.
17 Her ways are pleasant
and all her paths are peace.
18 She is a tree of life
to those who embrace her;
those who lay hold of her will be
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
and he who wins souls is wise.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing
fulfilled is a tree of life.
The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life,
but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
3:22 - 24
And YHVH Elohim said, "The man has now become
like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out
his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live
forever."...24. After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side
of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth
to guard the way to the tree of life.
17:7-8 Tree that grows on both sides of the river, yields fruit
every month, leaves never wither, water comes from the sanctuary
47:12 “…it shall bring out new fruit according to its months,
because their waters they brought came out of the Set-Apart Place: and its fruit
shall be for food, and its leaves for medicine.”
"Blessed are those who wash their robes, that
they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through
the gates into the city.
And if anyone takes words away from this book of
prophecy, El will take away from him his share in the tree of life
and in the holy city, which are described in this book.
Art & Information