Deuteronomy 16:21

You shall not make a post idol of any trees near unto the altar of the LORD your God, which you shall make you.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Tree. The pagans had consecrated different sorts of trees to their idols. They always planted groves near their temples, to increase the reverential awe, and but too often to hide the abominations which were there committed. The Hebrews frequently imitated them in these particulars. Yet Hecateus observes, that no tree was to be seen near the temple of Jerusalem.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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