ISRAEL PHOTOS III  -- A COLLECTION OF PHOTOS FROM ISRAEL 

WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF SCENES AND SITES PERTINENT TO THE STUDY OF CHRISTIANITY

A FIG TREE ON THE MT. OF OLIVES


Fig Tree on the West Slope of the Mt. of Olives - Upper Right Corner (April 12, 2005)

April 12th, 2005

April 13, 2005 - Mt. of Olives above 'Gethsemane'.

I had found this fig tree before the Passover of April 23-24, 2005 and photographed it on the 12th and 13th of April.

Able bodied Jewish men were required by Jewish law to visit Jerusalem for the Feasts of Tabernacles, Passover, and Pentecost.  While Jesus was visiting Jerusalem for the Passover festival he was walking towards the temple from Bethany and saw a fig tree with leaves on it and went to see if he could glean some figs from it.  The tree was producing leaves, but no fruit.  Jesus was hungry and cursed the fruitless tree and it began to wither and died.  There should have been figs on Jerusalem fig trees in time for Passover.  Some fig trees were barren and produced no fruit (Mark 11:12-14).

Talmudic Jews (c. 1st-5th centuries) did not highly favor the green fig, but it was recognized as a food sought by the poor.

Parable of the Mustard Seed
     A Mustard Field Along Highway 87-North Shore of Galilee
     Mustard Seeds in the Palm of a Hand
     A Branching Mustard Plant Near the Jordan River/Bethsaida
     Mustard Field March 1999
     Mustard Flowers
Upper Most Seats of the Synagogue

The Fig Tree
     Mt of Olives Fig Tree April 12-13, 2005
    
Fig and Pomegranate trees below Siloam in Jerusalem
     Israel Photos II fig tree page
     Sycomore Fig Tree
The Good Shepherd
The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats
     Goat Herder
Camels
Ritual Cleansing
Shechem
     The Olive Harvest of Samaria
     Mt. Ebal
     Olive Tree
Pearl of Great Price
A First Century Synagogue at Gamala
     View from the Vulture Overlook
     Overview of Gamala
Modern Galilee Fishing Boat
Kursi
     
Caves and/or Tombs
     Steep Slope near the Lake
Hippos
Feeding the 5,000
     On the Mountain
     Walking on Water

     Ramot-Zelon area
     Alternate location
Mt. Hermon
The Pool(s) of Bethesda in Jerusalem

     Healing Pools
     Southern Pool
     Crusader Chapel and St. Ann Church
The Pool of Siloam in Jerusalem
     Gihon Spring
     Hezekiah's Tunnel
     Overlook of  Siloam
Tower of Siloam
A Watch Tower in a Vineyard/Olive Grove
      Grape Vines at Beth Horan
     Towers

Mt. Precipice
     South Face
     Summit
     Over the edge
     Measuring Line
     View of Nazareth from near Megiddo
Nazareth
     The Basilica of the Annunciation
Capernaum 
Healing a Paralytic in Capernaum
Bethsaida 
Waterskins and Wineskins
The Fish and the Coin
A Denarius
Casting out a demon
The Road to Jericho
     Old Roman Road
     Wilderness Above Jericho

     Old Jericho
Western Wall
Gethsemane and the Cave of  Gethsemane
Church of the Holy Sepulcher
Rolling Stone Tombs - Jerusalem
     Other Rolling Stone Tombs
Tiberias

Solar Power in Israel

Salt of the earth
Chorazin

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