17:8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.

The Hebrew for river is jubal; and the jubilee, saith one, had its name from this word, which signifieth a stream or watercourse, as carrying us to Christ, who is the truth of this type.

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The picture:

Simon Bening (circa 1483/1484–1561)München, StB, cod. lat. 23638, fol. 6v, Labors of the Months: May, from a Flemish Book of Hours (Bruges)

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