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Would you like an opportunity to not only support your own faith but the faith of your Christian brothers and sisters undergoing persecution in the Middle East? Look no further than Logos Trading Post’s olive wood christian gifts and carvings, products! Not only are these olive wood products appealing to the eye due to their hand-carved conception and the inherent uniqueness lent to them by the wood’s natural variations, but they also support Christian industry in the Middle East, particularly in Bethlehem of the Holy Land.

Bethlehem is nothing short of significant in the Christian story, being the birthplace of Jesus Christ, the cornerstone and Lord of Christian faith. As such, to this day the believers in Bethlehem are filled with a strong and steadfast faith sustained by thousands of years of Christian history just below their feet. Their faith remains mighty and unshakable, despite persistent persecution. Supporting these brave members of the global Church is a noble thing indeed.

Actually, you’re in just the right place for that! Despite pressure from all sides, they continue to craft these lovely pieces using the olive wood native to their region, creating olive wood jewelry, olive wood décor, olive wood ornaments, and every manner of object to serve as daily reminders of the faith that dwells within and the God that serves as its foundation. By choosing to purchase any of our olive wood products, you would directly support these brave believers. Their faith is enriched by the consistent revelation that they have brothers and sisters in Christ who will aid them - even with oceans between them - and your faith will be enriched by having a piece of the Holy Land to have with you wherever you go.

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Indeed, olive trees are of great significance in both Israel and the Bible. Deuteronomy 8:8 says of the Promised Land that it is “a land of wheat, barley, vines, figs, and pomegranates; a land of olive oil and honey.” This verse holds true to this day; olive trees stand as ancient reminders of God’s promise to the Israelites and as boons for the people of modern-day with bountiful olives. This is made all the more meaningful considering that in the context of scripture, olive trees largely represent the blessings of God, with one particularly striking example being the dove who returned to Noah with an olive branch in its beak once the floodwaters began to recede. God provides for his children, and those in the Israel of present-day are reminded of this by the blessings of the olive harvest.

With that in mind, Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 makes clear that “There is an occasion for everything, and a time for every activity under heaven: a time to give birth and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to uproot.” The olive trees of Israel are a consistent blessing of a bountiful harvest, but eventually, new ones must be planted, and old ones must fall. However, even the fallen trees continue to provide blessing through the olive wood that they provide.

Olive wood is a unique wood. It is quite hard, especially as it compares to other woods. As such, it is a prime choice for wood carving. Its firmness lends it to be used in a variety of ways, many of which can be seen on our website: olive wood cross necklaces, olive wood holding crosses, olive wood mezuzahs, olive wood bracelets, olive wood figures, wall décor - the only limit is the God-given imagination of the carver! Olive wood is excellent for carving even the finest of details, details that can only be achieved by this firm, hardy wood. Further, because of the natural patterns in the wood itself, every single carving is completely unique even if carved by the same set of hands in the exact same way. Please, feel free to have a look for yourself by browsing our olive wood products! We have olive wood nativity ornaments, which have been quite popular lately, as well as a huge variety of Bethlehem olive wood carvings.

Now, having gone over a bit of the background on both the significance and versatility of olive wood, it should come as no surprise that many believers in Bethlehem have taken to the art form of carving it. Olive trees are an expression of Christian faith, and their wood is no exception. Indeed, often it is carved in such a way to commemorate such notable things as the cross of Christ the Savior or the scene of His birth in a manger that fateful night in Bethlehem. For these artisans, their faith overlaps with their craft in a holistic and deeply meaningful way. That depth of steadfast faith is imbued into every piece, and that is something you have the opportunity to have with you and be encouraged by each day.

Still, as I have said, it is not just for the sake of your faith that we at Logos Trading Post encourage you to buy some of our olive wood products, but it is for the sake of the persecuted believers in Bethlehem. By purchasing these products, you are supporting their livelihood in a very direct way and you are paving the way for the gospel to spread in the Middle East.

Our great commission as disciples of Christ is given in Matthew 28:19-20, which reads, “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you...” Though it may seem at a glance that our opportunities to live this out day-to-day are few and far between, it is the truth that there are numerous, small, practical ways that this commission can be fulfilled. You may very well not be in a position to be the hands and feet that move the gospel in the Middle East, but you can support those hands and feet by supporting the believers who are already there - believers who call it their home. After all, it is just as it is written in Romans 10:15, “How can they preach unless they are sent?” Though you may not be setting foot in Israel and the Middle East to spread the gospel any time soon, you have the opportunity to do a great thing by sending those who can.

Please, consider purchasing any of our olive wood products; we have a wide variety of high-quality pieces. By doing so, you not only receive a beautiful reminder of your faith, but you also support the mission of God by providing for believers in Bethlehem, creating opportunities for the gospel to spread, and for the Kingdom of God to come on Earth.

How Holy Land Olive Wood Items are made?

The olive tree is native to the Holy Land where it has been cultivated since ancient times. The Bible contains many references to the culinary and religious uses of olive oil.  Olive oil was the main oil used to anoint kings and priests.

 I will be like the dew to Israel...His shoots will sprout and his beauty will be like the olive tree.  Hosea 14:5,6

Jesus prayed under the olive trees in the Garden of Gethsemane prior of his trial and crucifixion. It is even possible the wood, which was used to crucify Jesus, was made out of Olive Wood. 

Olive woodcarving is an ancient tradition in Palestine that continues to the present day.

Olive wood has an amazing natural grain. Items made out of olive wood still smells like olive oil. Making olive woodcarving involves skillful chiseling of the olive wood is very common in Bethlehem among local Christian artisans. The processes are very labor-intensive and consist of many steps. Often involving more than one craftsman. Cutting and drilling tools are used to create a rough outline of the intended olive wood home décor item.  Next, the wood is passed into skilled artisans who transform the rough outline into a finished shape. Finally, the item must be sanded down and then polished and coated with protective oil. To give the object a natural shine and ensure its long usage life.

The wood which is used to create our Olivewood ornaments, statues, necklaces, magnets, nativities, bracelets, rosaries mezuzah, crosses, and many more are from pruning of the olive tree, which is an essential process for healthier growth of the tress and generate sustainable environment. Visit our Holy Land Olive Wood category to view our selections. 

The olive tree's wood has a diverse variety of natural color and tone depth and an artistically smooth and elegant grain rendering it one of the most beautiful in the world.  Our olive woodcarvings will easily last a lifetime and be enjoyed by generations to come.

How to care for your Holy Land Olive Wood items?

To maintain the luster of the olive wood apply olive oil using a cloth, as needed.

Type of Holy Land Olive Wood Products:

If you are looking for a rustic, beautiful accent piece to round out your décor, then look no further. Any item from the olive wood line from Logos Trading Post is a perfect addition to tie together any décor: home, work, church, office, kitchen, bedroom, - perfect for any setting. Everything in our olive wood lineup is made out of 100% genuine olive wood. These beautiful olive wood pieces are sourced from Holy Lands all over - places like Israel, Ephesus, Jerusalem, and Bethlehem – yes, the very same Bethlehem that was the birthplace of Jesus Christ our Savior. From the birthplace of Christ all the way to your living room, these pieces are both beautiful and significant.

For a reminder of what Jesus did for all of humanity at Golgotha, we have an incredible variety of beautiful hanging olive wood wall crosses. These crosses tie in seamlessly to any host of décors and effortlessly put your faith on display. Home, kitchen, office, church, or otherwise, these hanging wall crosses are a great display of faith and a potent reminder of the selfless sacrifice that Jesus Christ made for us on the cross.

These rustic olive wood crosses come in all shapes and sizes. From more traditional hanging wall crosses to the ancient Crusader’s symbol of the Jerusalem Cross to the patron Saint Benedict Cross – we have just about anything you’re looking for. Even if you don’t have a place for a wall cross, we have standing crosses that come on a sturdy base so that you can place them on any surface: kitchen table, office desk, countertop – any place you’d like to display your faith in Jesus. Shop online or call the store to order yours today.

We have much more in our olive wood lineup. We also have our desktop olive wood line. These stylish pieces will add a layer of elegance to any desktop arrangement. We have two separate business cardholders. One is just for holding business cards. It is small, sleek, stylish, and is a great accent on your desk. The other has two slots for holding writing utensils, in addition to having a large slot for your business cards. Both will really make your business cards pop. Then we have a pencil box. The pencil box provides a tidy and stylish option for organizing and grabbing your writing utensils with ease. Overall, the desktop olive wood line is where style meets practicality; order your desktop olive wood today online, or simply call the store.

Next up in our genuine olive woodline we have a stunning variety of Christmas olive wood. With dozens of ornaments and nativities to choose from, there’s something here for everyone’s Christmas décor. Handcrafted in the Holy Land of Bethlehem, our beautiful olive wood ornaments depict traditional Christmas scenes in a respectful and minimalist fashion. It doesn’t get more rustic than an olive wood Christmas ornament from Israel, and that is exactly what we have here. Rustic, stylish, homey, and minimalist, these ornaments are a flawless addition to any Christmas tree or nativity. Even if it isn’t quite the Christmas season, these ornaments are right at home with just about any décor. In addition to these traditional ornaments, we also have our 3D nativity ornaments. These stunning grottos are a rustic depiction of the manger on the night of the birth of Jesus. They come in three sizes, each more detailed than the last. They can be hung on the Christmas tree, or be made a stand-alone nativity scene all by themselves. With such additions as our large olive wood musical nativity and our handcrafted 12-piece nativity set, your Christmas decorations are sure to be jolly this year. Order your Christmas olive wood online today, or just call the store directly.

Also in our olive wood product lineup, we have a very powerful Jesus with Cross figurine. This figurine is styled with smooth edges in a very minimalist fashion, and comes in a standing Jesus and Cross or kneeling Jesus with Cross style. The figurine depicts Jesus on his way to Golgotha, where he selflessly gave his life in anguish for the sins of all mankind. This is a powerful, moving piece that will serve as a constant reminder of Jesus’ sacrifice, and will not allow being forgotten the monumental weight of what he did for us. Order yours online today, or call the store directly.

Next in the olive wood lineup, we have our genuine olive wood chalices. These come in two variants: one is a plain olive wood drinking chalice, and the other depicts the scene of the Last Supper on the side – our special Last Supper olive wood goblet. Modeled with the Last Supper in mind, these chalices are meant to represent the Holy Grail the Jesus drank out of the night before his death. Adhere to Jesus’ command, drink as the disciples did in remembrance of him. Remember his birth, his life, and his death – never forget his sacrifice. Order your chalice online today, or call the store directly.

Our most recent additions include unique and wide-ranging products, such as a whole collection of Catholic olive wood. This includes categories like olive wood rosaries, olive wood icons, Catholic olive wood crosses, and olive wood bracelets.

This is our current lineup of genuine Holy Land olive wood products. However, we are always expanding our product lines and looking for new things that might both bless our customers and spread the Word of God. Be sure to keep checking back with us for new products!