Olive-tree @ is frequently mentioned in Scripture. The dove from the ark brought an olive-branch to Noah Genesis:8:11). It is mentioned among the most notable trees of Palestine, where it was cultivated long before the time of the Hebrews Deuteronomy:6:11Deuteronomy:8:8). It is mentioned in the first Old Testament parable, that of Jotham Judges:9:9), and is named among the blessings of the "good land," and is at the present day the one characteristic tree of Palestine. The oldest olive-trees in the country are those which are enclosed in the Garden of Gethsemane. It is referred to as an emblem of prosperity and beauty and religious privilege Psalms:52:8; Jeremiah:11:16; Hosea:14:6). The two "witnesses" mentioned in Revelation:11:4 are spoken of as "two olive trees standing before the God of the earth." (Comp. Zechariah:4:3Zechariah:4:11-14.) The "olive-tree, wild by nature" Romans:11:24), is the shoot or cutting of the good olive-tree which, left ungrafted, grows up to be a "wild olive." In Romans:11:17 Paul refers to the practice of grafting shoots of the wild olive into a "good" olive which has become unfruitful. By such a process the sap of the good olive, by pervading the branch which is "graffed in," makes it a good branch, bearing good olives. Thus the Gentiles, being a "wild olive," but now "graffed in," yield fruit, but only through the sap of the tree into which they have been graffed. This is a process "contrary to nature" (11:24).