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the fruit of the olive tree
This tree yielded oil which was highly valued. The best oil was from olives that were plucked before being fully ripe, and then beaten or squeezed (Deut. 24:20; Isa. 17:6; 24:13). It was called “beaten,” or “fresh oil” (Ex. 27:20).
The phrase “vineyards and olives” (Judg. 15:5, Authorized Version) should be simply “olive-yard,” or “olive-garden,” as in the Revised Version.