Word for Word: Episode 32

עֵ֣ץ פְּרִ֞י עֹ֤שֶׂה פְּרִי֙

Fruit trees making fruit

The most advanced plant created by God's command was the `ets ( עֵץ ). From a word meaning "firm", the tree is attached to the ground, from which it gets water and minerals, while reaching towards heaven, from which it gets its strength and food.

The tree and other plants become the means by which God perpetuates life upom the earth. The fruit (Heb:  פְּרִי peri) of the trees, especially, provides a visible and portable way to spread the attributes of its parents.


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