Jacob 5 is long, but relatively transparent–it is easy to discern that the vineyard is the world; the Lord is well, the Lord; and that the trees represent people. It makes sense that the “tame olive tree” is Israel and the “wild olive trees” represent Gentiles.
But even without understanding all the symbols, the caring and compassion, the dedication of vulnerability of the Lord of the vineyard is clear.
Class Member Reading: Jacob 5 – 7
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Botanical Comparisons in the Allegory of the Olive Tree; BYU Religious Studies Center
Personalizing Jacob 5; Mormon Women Project: Our Cooperative Ministry
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