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The fig tree is used many times in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Why? What is so special about them that the Bible is not or is telling me? Is there any other kind of tree that is more used? Could the tree of life be a fig tree?

I think this tree has two kinds of fruits: the obvious and a sweet seed.

Jesus cursed the fig tree on the book of John because it didn't even have the sweet seed, right?

I'm not asking about a specific doctrine. Just nuts n bolts about fig trees and spirituality.

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maybe it's just because they were common in that region? Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. –  Jan Dvorak Jan 9 at 7:38
    
@JanDvorak, all throughout time too? –  deleteMe Jan 9 at 7:41
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The climate doesn't change that fast. Once a tree falls in love with a certain place, it stays there until the conditions change. –  Jan Dvorak Jan 9 at 7:45
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Is the answer from Catholicism likely to differ from an answer from another tradition? Does this question need a denominational tag? –  Andrew Leach Jan 9 at 8:19
    
Certain traditions identify the forbidden fruit of Genesis as a fig. Considering it an apple is purely a Western tradition, probably because "malus" means both "apple" and "evil" in Latin. –  lonesomeday Jan 9 at 10:18

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"The fig tree is used many times in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Why?"

The fig tree represents God's people first Israel and then Christianity.

"What is so special about them that the Bible is not or is telling me?"

The Bible is trying to tell that God's followers must give of fruit which are the gifts of the spirit. Galatians 5:22-23 You will probably notice that the fig leaves are our works to be righteous and the fruit is God's righteousness.

"Is there any other kind of tree that is more used?"

Not sure what you are trying to ask.

"Could the tree of life be a fig tree?"

No.

"Jesus cursed the fig tree on the book of John because it didn't even have the sweet seed, right?"

Jesus cursed it because it did not have fruit. He was talking about the nation of Israel which had not produced fruit but had leaves. There is a lesson for us as well. Mark 11:12-25

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In my studies I have come to believe that the fig tree was Jesus giving his Apostles a vivid example of his warning in:

Joh 15:1 through 8 KJV

1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

I am further convinced that he meant it as a warning to them that all things and all people are created for the glory of God and that those who do not fulfill that purpose will ultimately be destroyed in the fire.

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