Proverbs 3 – Tree of Life

Here is an interesting question.  Can we link the “tree of life” in Proverbs 3:18 to the Tree of Life in Genesis 2:9 and 3:22?  Then can it be tied to the “tree of life” found in Revelation 22?

They share the vocabulary of the creation account: v. 13 “the one” is “adam”, v. 14 “gain” is the word used in Genesis for “it is good” (tob), heaven and earth in v. 19,20.  Verses 19 and 2o are linking Wisdom to Creation.

So then the Tree of Life is equated to Wisdom (the metaphorical woman Wisdom of Proverbs 1-9)

See Proverbs 3:18; 11:30; 13:12; 15:4; Genesis 2:9,14; 3:22-24; Revelation 2:7; 7:14; 22:1,2,14,19.

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