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The Tree of Life?

Updated on October 18, 2009

The Tree Of Life Bahrain

The tree of life Bahrain, is it really one of the wonders of the world or just a lonely old tree in the desert? Will it give you great luck by going to see it or not? Questions that I am sure you have been asking yourself.

Tree of Life Facts

The tree of life in Bahrain is in reality a 400 year old Mesquite tree which is considered to be one of natures natural wonders. The reason for this is that it grows in solitary splender in an area of Bahrain which is devoid of water and it's source of water to this day remains a mystery.

The tree of life is situated to the South of the main Island of bahrain, approximatly 2 kilometers from the Jebal Dukhan which is bahrain's highest point.

One of it's greatest moments in the modern era was when it was mentioned by Steve Martin in LA Story;

'As far as I'm concerned, there are

three mystical places in the world.

The desert outside Santa Fe,

the tree of life

in the Arab emirates of Bahrain,

and the restaurant

at Sunset and Crescent.'

The Bible also mentions the tree of life.

Tree of life in the Bible

This tree may not be the one in the bible as it is not old enough.

Genesis 2:8 And the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east; and there he put the man whom he had formed. 9Out of the ground the LORD God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food, the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Some beleive that Bahrain could have been the Garden of Eden as it was a lush land with fresh water underground springs spread throughout the Island.

The Mesquite is an extremely hardy, drought tolerant plant, it can draw water from the water table through long root (recorded at up to 190 ft in lengh). However, it can also use water in the upper part of the ground.

The bean pods of the mesquite can be dried and ground into flour, adding a sweet, nutty taste to breads, or used to make jelly or wine.

When used in baking, the mesquite flour is used in combination with other flours - substitute ¼ cup-to-½ cup mesquite flour for each cup grain or rice flour. Mesquite is used in breads, pancakes, muffins, cakes and even cookies. Mesquite can also flavour steaks, chicken, pork & fish. It can be added to vegetable stir-fries, scrambled eggs, soups, even ice cream. Though it is unlikely that this is the good food that is mentioned in the Bible.

The End

I hope that this has answered some of your questions about the tree of life and next time you are in Bahrain go and have a look.

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      faith_angel 

      7 years ago

      I've just seen the tree of life, nothing to see but the tree itself. Its relaxing to stay but better visit there during winter coz the heat can freak you out with thirst. I got a remembrance from it a cut in which I myself didn't know where and when I got it.

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      Sheyma 

      8 years ago

      I am so interested in the comment made by Sandy (above) It would interest to know which tour company that was. I hadn't realized that it (marking the Tree) has started to be made into a touristic activity. If possible, please contact me through my blog : link available.

      Thanks for the comment - and the post.

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      sandy 

      8 years ago

      sorry I accidentally hit postcomment before I finished. Anyway the tour guide offered me a pin to write on the tree of life, somehow that didn't seem right, so I just waited a minute and gave the pen back.

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      sandy 

      8 years ago

      well, I just got back from a cruise and we had a tour in bahrain that took us to see the tree of life. it was pretty neat. But the whole group was upset that there was graffiti all over th

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