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WhiteWings:
Revelation 22:2  In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

Tree

--- Quote ---3586 xu,lon xulon {xoo'-lon}
Meaning:  1) wood 1a) that which is made of wood 1a1) as a beam from which any one is suspended, a gibbet, a cross 1a2) a log or timber with holes in which the feet, hands, neck of prisoners were inserted and fastened with thongs 1a3) a fetter, or shackle for the feet 1a4) a cudgel, stick, staff 2) a tree
Origin:  from another form of the base of 3582; TDNT - 5:37,665; n n
Usage:  AV - tree 10, staff 5, wood 3, stocks 1; 19
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The Greek word for tree is dendron
Mark 8:24  And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees/dendron, walking.


--- Quote ---1 Peter 2:24
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  Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree/xulon,


Street

--- Quote ---4113 platei/a plateia {plat-i'-ah}
Meaning:  1) a broad way, a street
Origin:  from 4116;; n f
Usage:  AV - street 9; 9
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A few alternative translations

(Mace)  in the midst of the area, surrounded by the river, was the tree of life, which had twelve fruit-seasons, yielding its fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

(Diaglott-NT)  In midst of the broad place of her and of the river on this side and on that side a wood of life, bearing fruits twelve, according to month each one yielding the fruit of itself; and the leaves of the wood for healing of the nations.

(LITV)  In the midst of its street and of the river, from here and from there, was a tree of life producing twelve fruits: according to one month each yielding its fruit. And the leaves of the tree were for healing of the nations.

Maybe street should be translated as square?
Mace seems to say that the tree is on a island in the middle of the river.


Rev 22:2 The cross of life standing on a island in the middle of the river.

Just a thought :Chinscratch:

Cardinal:
 :cloud9: Interesting. For my  :2c:.......a river ran under the temple. The priests used it to wash away the blood from the sacrifices. This is a picture of what happens to the "bad" blood of Adam as we lay down our lives as a living sacrifice. Also, this is what the river of living waters that was to come out of our belly (means innermost being), do, after the baptism in the Holy Ghost.

The priests were the only ones that could go in this inner sanctum, again a picture of the High Priest of our confession, because sins were confessed to the priests, and the priests laid their hands upon the animal the person brought for the prescribed sacrifice (a type of our carnal beastly nature/flesh) and imputed their sins to the animal that was to be slaughtered. Which was in type as we are to lay hands on the sick (sin is that which keeps us from being whole in Him) and they shall recover, and whatsoever sins ye remit, they are remitted.

As for it being an island, I can see this as the cross was in the inner court in pattern, and the priests were anointed, which means they were separated to God for service. An island is separated from other land masses, just as the priests were separated from other men.

Paul told the Galatians he would stay until Christ was FORMED in them. Christ is formed in us, as we eat of the shewbread (natures/names of the 12 tribes) in the light of the candlestick, which produces 12 manner of fruits. Fruit speaks of a harvest. Leaves are the covering of a tree; they provide shade (REST from the heat and burning of the Sun). Entering into His rest, is as coming under His covering, which is Christ.

This points to the two anointings or coverings, just as the Ark of the Covenant does with it's two coverings of gold, one inward, one outward. Receiving Him as Lord is the inward anointing of gold (the higher nature of God), receiving the baptism in the Holy Ghost, is as the outward anointing of gold. Blessings....

WhiteWings:
I'm continuing with my old point because yesterday suddenly a related thought popped in my mind.
I start saying that the exact defenition of the words vary a bit. So it's in no way presented as solid proof.
Merely a thought and/or start of a discussion...KJVMatthew 10:38  And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
KJVMatthew 16:24  Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
KJVMatthew 27:32  And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.
KJVMatthew 27:40  And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.
KJVMatthew 27:42  He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.
KJVMark 8:34  And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
KJVMark 10:21  Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
KJVMark 15:21  And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.
KJVMark 15:30  Save thyself, and come down from the cross.
KJVMark 15:32  Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with him reviled him.
KJVJohn 19:17  And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:
KJVJohn 19:19  And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS.
KJVJohn 19:25  Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.
KJVJohn 19:31  The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
KJV1 Corinthians 1:17  For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.
KJV1 Corinthians 1:18  For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
KJVGalatians 5:11  And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.
KJVGalatians 6:12  As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.
KJVGalatians 6:14  But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.
KJVEphesians 2:16  And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
KJVPhilippians 2:8  And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
KJVPhilippians 3:18  (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:
KJVColossians 1:20  And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
KJVColossians 2:14  Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
KJVHebrews 12:2  Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

 


In all the above verses cross was translated from "stauros"

4716 stauro,j stauros {stow-ros'}
Meaning:  1) an upright stake, esp. a pointed one 2) a cross 2a) a well known instrument of most cruel and ignominious punishment, borrowed by the Greeks and Romans from the Phoenicians; to it were affixed among the Romans, down to the time of Constantine the Great, the guiltiest criminals, particularly the basest slaves, robbers, the authors and abetters of insurrections, and occasionally in the provinces, at the arbitrary pleasure of the governors, upright and peaceable men also, and even Roman citizens themselves 2b) the crucifixion which Christ underwent
Below a selection of OT verses with the word tree in it.
KJVGenesis 1:11  And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
KJVGenesis 1:12  And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
KJVGenesis 1:29  And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
KJVGenesis 2:9  And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
KJVGenesis 2:16  And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
KJVGenesis 2:17  But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
KJVGenesis 3:1  Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

In all above verses the word tree is translated from:
6086 #[e `ets {ates}
Meaning:  1) tree, wood, timber, stock, plank, stalk, stick, gallows 1a) tree, trees 1b) wood, pieces of wood, gallows, firewood, cedar-wood, woody flax
Origin:  from 06095; TWOT - 1670a; n m
Usage:  AV - tree 162, wood 107, timber 23, stick 14, gallows 8, staff 4, stock 4, carpenter + 02796 2, branches 1, helve 1, planks 1, stalks 1; 328
Below a selection of NT verses with the word tree in it.

KJVMicah 4:4  But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken it.
KJVHabakkuk 3:17  Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
KJVHaggai 2:19  Is the seed yet in the barn? yea, as yet the vine, and the fig tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive tree, hath not brought forth: from this day will I bless you.
KJVZechariah 3:10  In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall ye call every man his neighbour under the vine and under the fig tree.
KJVZechariah 11:2  Howl, fir tree; for the cedar is fallen; because the mighty are spoiled: howl, O ye oaks of Bashan; for the forest of the vintage is come down.
KJVMatthew 3:10  And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
KJVMatthew 7:17  Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
KJVMatthew 7:18  A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
KJVMatthew 7:19  Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
KJVMatthew 12:33  Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.
KJVMatthew 13:32  Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.
KJVMatthew 21:19  And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.
KJVMatthew 21:20  And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away!
KJVMatthew 21:21  Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.
KJVMatthew 24:32  Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
KJVMark 11:13  And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.
KJVMark 11:20  And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
KJVMark 11:21  And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.
KJVMark 13:28  Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:
KJVLuke 3:9  And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
KJVLuke 6:43  For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
KJVLuke 6:44  For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.
KJVLuke 13:6  He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.
KJVLuke 13:7  Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground?
KJVLuke 13:19  It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.
KJVLuke 17:6  And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.
KJVLuke 19:4  And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way.
KJVLuke 21:29  And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;
KJVLuke 23:31  For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?
KJVJohn 1:48  Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.
KJVJohn 1:50  Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these.
KJVActs 5:30  The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree.
KJVActs 10:39  And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree:
KJVActs 13:29  And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a sepulchre.
KJVRomans 11:17  And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;
KJVRomans 11:24  For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?
KJVGalatians 3:13  Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
KJVJames 3:12  Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
KJV1 Peter 2:24  Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
KJVRevelation 2:7  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
KJVRevelation 6:13  And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
KJVRevelation 7:1  And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
KJVRevelation 9:4  And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
KJVRevelation 22:2  In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
KJVRevelation 22:14  Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

In the above verses tree is translated from:
3586 xu,lon xulon {xoo'-lon}
Meaning:  1) wood 1a) that which is made of wood 1a1) as a beam from which any one is suspended, a gibbet, a cross 1a2) a log or timber with holes in which the feet, hands, neck of prisoners were inserted and fastened with thongs 1a3) a fetter, or shackle for the feet 1a4) a cudgel, stick, staff 2) a tree

As you can see from the above post and the 1st post in this thread the Hebrew/Greek words that are in many Bibles translated to tree and cross all have (also) a meaning pole.
But also the meaning of tree.
The first Adam picked fruit from the tree of in the midst of the garden. Basicly fruit on that tree caused death.

The second Adam, Jesus, is also called First Fruit. Fruit grows on a tree.
So the damage the first Adam did by stealing the fruit is undone by the second Adam.
So in a way Jesus has become the new tree of life.
So perhaps our First Fruit wasn't nailed to a cross but to a 'tree'....?

 :umnick:


 

 

rosered:
 

 love these WW!
 Good job bringing this out in the open Deu 21:22 And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be to be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree: His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged [is] accursed of God;) that thy land be not defiled, which the LORD thy God giveth thee [for] an inheritance.
 

For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed [is] every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. 


 Gal 3:11   But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, [it is] evident: for, The just shall live by faith. 


 Gal 3:12   And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them. 

 Gal 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed [is] every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.Brethren,

I speak after the manner of men; Though [it be] but a man's covenant, yet [if it be] confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto.
 
 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.

CHB:
[quote author=WhiteWings}
The second Adam, Jesus, is also called First Fruit. Fruit grows on a tree.
So the damage the first Adam did by stealing the fruit is undone by the second Adam.
So in a way Jesus has become the new tree of life.
So perhaps our First Fruit wasn't nailed to a cross but to a 'tree'....?[/quote]

Very good WhiteWings, by George I think you've got it.   :happygrin:

CHB

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