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Jesse Tree Symbols and Bible Stories

Here’s a complete list of Jesse Tree symbols and the Bible stories that they represent. There are enough Jesse Tree symbols here to cover each day from December 1 through December 25.

Jesse Tree stump with shoot

The Jesse Tree

Symbol: Stump with branch
Scripture: Isaiah 11:1-2

Globe and Adam and Eve Jesse Tree symbol

Creation of Humans

Symbol: Globe/Adam and Eve
Scripture: Genesis 1:26-31

Snake with apple Jesse Tree symbol

The Fall

Symbol: Snake and apple
Scripture: Genesis 3

Noah's Ark Jesse Tree symbol

Noah’s Ark

Symbol: Noah’s Ark
Scripture: Genesis 6:11-14; 7:17-8:3; 9:8-13

Tent with camel Jesse Tree symbol

The Promised Land

Symbol: Tent and camel
Scripture: Genesis 12:1-7

God's promise to Abraham Jesse Tree symbol

God’s Promise to Abraham

Symbol: Starry sky
Scripture: Genesis 15:1-6

Joseph's coat of many colors Jesse Tree symbol


Symbol: Joseph’s coat of many colors
Scripture: Genesis 37:1-36

Ten commandments tablets Jesse Tree symbol

The 10 Commandments

Symbol: Tablets
Scripture: Deuteronomy 5:1-22

Rahab's red rope Jesse Tree symbol


Symbol: Red rope
Scripture: Joshua 2:1-21

Ruth and Boaz grain Jesse Tree symbol

Ruth and Boaz

Symbol: Grain
Scripture: Ruth 2:1-4:12

King David's crown Jesse Tree symbol

God Chooses David to be King

Symbol: Crown
Scripture: 1 Samuel 16:1-15

Sheep and shepherd's crook Jesse Tree symbol

David the Shepherd-King

Symbol: Sheep/shepherd’s crook
Scripture: 2 Samuel 5:1-5

Solomon's temple Jesse Tree symbol

Solomon Builds God’s Temple

Symbol: Temple
Scripture: 1 Kings 5:5; 1 Kings 6

Esther's scepter Jesse Tree symbol

Esther Saves Her People

Symbol: Scepter
Scripture: Esther 4

Sun Jesse Tree symbol

Isaiah’s Prophecy of a Savior

Symbol: Sun
Scripture: Isaiah 9:2-7

Wolf and lamb Jesse Tree symbol

Isaiah’s Prophecy of the Second Coming

Symbol: Wolf and lamb
Scripture: Isaiah 11:6-9

Jonah and the Whale Jesse Tree symbol

Jonah and the Whale

Symbol: Whale
Scripture: Jonah 3:1-5

Lion Jesse Tree symbol

Daniel and the Lions’ Den

Symbol: Lion
Scripture: Daniel 6

Bethlehem Jesse Tree symbol

Prophecy of a Savior Born in Bethlehem

Symbol: City of Bethlehem
Scripture: Micah 5:1-5

Praying hands Jesse Tree symbol

Elizabeth and Zechariah

Symbol: Praying hands
Scripture: Luke 1:5-25

baptism shell Jesse Tree symbol

John the Baptist

Symbol: Baptism shell
Scripture: Matthew 3:1-6

Mary praying Jesse Tree symbol

God Chooses Mary

Symbol: Virgin Mary
Scripture: Luke 1:26-38

Angel Jesse Tree symbol

Angel Appears to Joseph

Symbol: Angel of the Lord
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25

Sandals Jesse Tree symbol

Mary and Joseph Go to Bethlehem

Symbol: Sandals
Scripture: Luke 2:1-5

Baby Jesus Jesse Tree symbol

Jesus Is Born

Symbol: Baby in manger
Scripture: Luke 2:6-21

Bring these Bible stories to life with

The Jesse Tree Story:

A Family Advent Devotional

This family Advent devotional explores 25 Bible stories from Jesus’s family tree. Over the course of Advent, these daily devotions show young children how God was preparing for Jesus to be born across many generations. Each story pairs with a symbol you can hang on your own Jesse Tree.

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