What KIND of fruit was on the tree
of life in the Garden of Eden?
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Question: What type of fruit was on the tree of life in the Garden of Eden?
Answer: The very special tree of life is only mentioned a few times in the Bible, most notably in the book of Genesis: "The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed . . . The TREE OF LIFE was also in the midst of the garden . . . " (Genesis 2:8-9, NKJV throughout)
In regard to find and keeping wisdom the book of Proverbs states: "She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, and happy are all who retain her." (Proverbs 3:18). Again in Proverbs we find this majestic plant described, this time representing the outcome of those who follow God: "The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise." (11:30)
God promises to those in the church at Ephesus, the very first one to receive a spiritual evaluation by him in Revelation, that they who overcome have the right to live forever: "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God." (Revelation 2:7)
In describing the New Jerusalem to come out of Heaven after all is fulfilled, John writes that within it something wonderful is produced each month: "In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the TREE OF LIFE, which bore twelve fruits . . . " (Revelation 22:1-2)
The Bible is unfortunately silent in regard to what kind or type of physical fruit it bore. What is far more important, however, is the fact that the fruit is symbolic of eternal life.
Living forever is a gift to those who listen to and obey the words of God: "Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the TREE OF LIFE, and may enter through the gates into the city." (Revelation 22:14)