Metaphysical meaning of oak tree (mbd)
Meta. An oak tree in itself stands for something very strong and protective; but in Hebrew it has a deeper significance than this. The word comes from the root from which is derived the word Elohim; so we are reminded of the truth that those who trust God as their defense, as their refuge and their fortress, and dwell in the secret place of the Most High, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty, and shall not only be kept from all evil and its results but also shall continue to grow and unfold in understanding, in spirituality, in every good.
The Hebrew words Ail, Elah, Allon, and Allah all refer to the oak or terebinth, derived from the ideas of power, elevation, and expansion. The prefix Al or El that begins the name Elohim, or better Ælohim. comes from the same root, which characterizes the power of expansive movement, the power of extension, and is also the personal pronoun He, which stands for the Absolute.
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