The Fruit of Righteousness is a Tree of Life
The book of Revelation describes the tree of life as "bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations." Revelation 21:2. It doesn't tell us what the tree looks like but I've depicted as a palm tree because of its favorable reference in the Bible (Psalm 92:12) and the carved palm trees in Solomon's temple. Adam and Eve could have eaten from the tree of life and lived forever--they had permission. But instead they chose to know evil. Here again is the pomegranate as the fruit that adorned the priest's robes. The gold and cream-colored checkerboard pattern evokes the look of a palace or perhaps, streets of gold.