Mormon studies, Book of Mormon, olives, allegory
When a group of LDS scholars collaborated in 1994 under the auspices of the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies to publish a book on the allegory of the olive tree in Jacob 5, few substantial works on olive production in the ancient world existed. Now, two new archaeological books add a wealth of information to our understanding of the importance of the olive in ancient life. Although expensive and technical, these new volumes offer further insights for anyone interested in olive culture as reflected in the scriptures, especially in the Book of Mormon.
Hess, Wilford M.
"Recent Notes about Olives in Antiquity,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 39:
4, Article 18.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol39/iss4/18