The Fig Tree and its Green Figs

Sermon 60 on The Song of Songs

‘The fig tree has put forth its green figs.' We begin now where we left off. He had said that the time for pruning had come, both because the flowers had appeared and because the turtle dove's voice was heard. He affirms it yet again now by the forming of green figs, for the signs of the seasons are observed not only in the flowers and the turtle dove's voice, but also in the fig tree. ...

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