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The bible makes a differentiation in both Hebrew and Greek between cultivated olives and wild olives. Both play an important role in the propagation of olives grown for food and for oil, with a grafting process that uses wild root stock to graft a cultivated olive cutting. These cultivated olives are the olives responsible for the fine olive oil that we see referenced in scripture, while the oil from wild olives is bitter and full of phenols. Psalm 128 talks of children around the table of the righteous man, how they will be like olives shoots - the small branches that grow up off of the main trunk. Are these cultivated olives? Wild Olives? Does it matter? What lessons can we learn from the propagation of olives and the importance of raising of our children?