The Bible describes Israel as an olive tree and a fig tree. There is significance in each one.
The olive tree represents Israel’s spiritual identity, while the fig tree represents Israel’s national identity. I find it interesting that being Jewish can be characterized as a religious (spiritual) identity or as an ethnic (national) identity.
This has implications for Christians because Scripture tells us we are grafted into the olive tree, not the fig tree. Consider this:
Only when we understand our Jewish roots will we properly understand God’s grace in opening the door of salvation to us! (If you missed Caesarea: Gateway of the Gospel, it ties in perfectly! Check it out!)