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tree of life

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  1. a tree in the Garden of Eden that yielded food giving everlasting life. Gen 2:9; 3:22.
  2. a tree in the heavenly Jerusalem with leaves for the healing of the nations. Rev. 22:2.
  3. arbor vitae.
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Origin of tree of life

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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  • Among those of especial merit are the Kermanshah tree-of-life fabrics, now somewhat rare.

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    Jacques W. Redway

British Dictionary definitions for tree of life

tree of life

  1. Old Testament a tree in the Garden of Eden, the fruit of which had the power of conferring eternal life (Genesis 2:9; 3:22)
  2. New Testament a tree in the heavenly Jerusalem, for the healing of the nations (Revelation 22:2)
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