Why Does Jesus Curse the Fig Tree?

by Andrew Forrest

Jesus enacts a living parable with the fig tree on his way to and from Jerusalem that last week of his life. Why? The fig tree represents Israel (see Jeremiah 8:13, e.g.), and Jesus is telling the disciples that the religious establishment in Israel is totally corrupt and will be overthrown,”from the roots” (Mark 11:20).

In AD 70, the Romans destroyed the Temple and razed it to the ground.

Today’s Scripture:

Mark 11:1-14


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Ben Wright June 10, 2019 - 9:06 am

That interpretation answers a question I have long had.

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