Jujube represents a noble, strong and positive person who benefits people at large, and who is firm and patient in the face of adversities. It is also associated with wealth, prosperity, and fertility.
A tropical tree native to the Sudan, the Jujube grows all over Israel and the middle east, and is one of the most significant sacred trees in this area. It is also known as the “Christ’s thorn Jujube” because it’s one of the trees that may have provided the crown of thorns worn by Christ. The tree also holds profound meaning for Muslims since Mohammed had a vision when he was resting close to one.
Often standing in remote places in the desert, the jujube is symbolic of the point beyond which no person may proceed, and even the Angel Gabriel left Mohammed to continue his journey past the Jujube on his own. As a tree that survives well in arid conditions, the lone Jujube could indeed appear to be standing at the edge of another, unknown world. Consequently, the tree has a practical use as a border marker.