Jesse Tree Symbols and Bible Stories

Here’s a complete list of Jesse Tree Bible symbols and the Bible stories that they represent. Because the length of Advent varies, you may not use all the Jesse Tree symbols and Bible stories in the set each year. There are enough symbols here to cover each day between November 27 and December 25.

Jesse Tree stump with shoot

The Jesse Tree

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

Watch tower Jesse Tree symbol

Habakkuk and the Watch Tower

Symbol: Watch tower
Scripture: Habakkuk 2:1-4

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

Ram Jesse Tree symbol

Abraham Sacrifices Isaac

Symbol: Ram
Scripture: Genesis 22:1-14

Jacob's ladder Jesse Tree symbol

Jacob’s Dream

Symbol: Jacob’s ladder
Scripture: Genesis 28:10-22


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

The 10 Commandments

Symbol: Tablets
Scripture: Deuteronomy 5:1-22


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

Ruth and Boaz

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

God Chooses David to be King

Symbol: Sheep/shepherd’s crook
Scripture: 1 Samuel 16:1-15

David Crowned King

Symbol: Crown
Scripture: 2 Samuel 5:1-5

Solomon Builds God’s Temple

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

Elijah and God’s Triumph over Baal

Symbol: Fire and altar
Scripture: 1 Kings 18:17-24, 36-39

Esther Saves Her People

Symbol: Scepter
Scripture: Esther 4

Isaiah’s Prophecy of a Savior

Symbol: Sun
Scripture: Isaiah 9:2-7

Isaiah’s Prophecy of the Second Coming

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

Jonah and the Whale

Symbol: Whale
Scripture: Jonah 3:1-5

Daniel and the Lions’ Den

Symbol: Lion
Scripture: Daniel 6

Prophecy of a Savior Born in Bethlehem

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

Elizabeth and Zechariah

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

John the Baptist

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

God Chooses Mary

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

Angel Appears to Joseph

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

Mary and Joseph Go to Bethlehem

Symbol: Sandals
Scripture: Luke 2:1-5

Jesus Is Born

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