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What do "trees" symbolize in the Bible if they do not have an obvious literal meaning?

Judges 9:10 is just one example in the Bible where trees are mentioned.

Judges 9:10

ESV - 10 And the trees said to the fig tree, 'You come and reign over us.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
As I read the cited passage, the intent was not to distinguish between differing or specific types of trees, but to draw a contrast between the various types of trees discussed (which each had their own beneficial purpose or gift in relation to humankind) and the bramble, which was useless and even destructive.

This was an analogy of the manner in which the sons of Gideon (also known as Jerubaal) had been treated by their brother Abimelech in killing them and usurping the judgeship over Israel.

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