Why does David compare himself to a olive tree? Olive trees have got lot of significance in early Israel. Olive trees are one of the most familiar trees in the entire Middle East. A bread and olive oil, often dipped first into a mixture of herbs and salt would make a simple Palestinian breakfast.
Psalm 52:8 - I am like a green olive tree in the house of God
Here, David declares of himself that he was a green olive tree in the house of God.
To understand this verse, we need to understand:
A. The background of the psalm
B. The significance of olive trees
A. Background of Psalm 52.