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Sycomore
Ficus sycomorus, the sycomore fig, was grown in ancient Israel for its sweet fru

The prophet Amos was a "herdsman and dresser of sycomore figs" (Amos 7:14). While piercing and oiling each fruit and keeping an eye on his sheep and goats grazing below, he had plenty of time to think about the sins of the people! The sycomore has special regenerative properties, growing back even if it's cut down to the ground. In Biblical commentaries, the sycomore appears as a symbol of rehabilitation and salvation. When Zaccheus climbs the sycomore tree in Jericho, he is morally and socially rehabilitated.





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