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tree of life

noun

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


tree of life

noun

  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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Word History and Origins

Origin of tree of life1

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English
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Example Sentences

Among those of especial merit are the Kermanshah tree-of-life fabrics, now somewhat rare.

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