The Holive Oil Story

The picturesque Holive oil olive grove pictured above is set on the fertile
slopes of the Valley of Sorek in Israel. The Valley of Sorek in the Biblical
times bordered between the Philistines  and the Hebrew tribe of Dan.  This
was the region of Samson.   North of the valley there is a spring called En
Hakkore. According  to the Book of Judges after one of his triumphs over
the Philistines Samson was about to die of thirst and he called upon the
Lord  and  a spring  emerged from the ground:  

“Then God opened up the hollow place in Lehi, and water came out of it.
When Samson drank, his strength returned and he revived. So the spring
was called En Hakkore"   
Judges 15:19

Holive oil is made from Barnea Olives, a premium olive variety named for
the Kadesh Barnea region in which it was found, on the border between the
Sinai Desert and Israel

”Then, as the LORD our God commanded us, we set out from Horeb and
went toward the hill country of the Amorites through all that vast and
dreadful desert that you have seen, and so we reached Kadesh Barnea.”
 
Deuteronomy 1:19

Much as in ancient times, today Holive oil's Holy Land olives are lovingly
tended, gathered, and pressed into the purest of oils.  

an ancient olive press in the Holy Land

"And thou (Moses) shall command the children
of Israel that they bring unto you pure olive oil
beaten for lighting to make a light shine out
continuously."   
Exodus 27:20

"Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his
brothers; and the Spirit of The Lord came mightily upon David from that day
forward"
 1 Samuel 16:13

Olive oil from the Holy Land

Olives have always been integral to the Holy Land.  So much so that the
Promised Land was described `a land of olive trees and honey'
(Deuteronomy 8:8).

The Holy Land's olive oil was used in the Temple, used to annoint kings,
used as a healing balm, used for illumination, and of course, savored for its
luscious flavor as part of a meal or on its own as a delicious gift from the
land.

In the Bible, following the flood the dove returns to Noah with an olive leaf,
symbolizing peace and hope for renewal.   

Olive oil is good for you!  According to studies as little as 50 grams of olive
oil a day can have a positive effect on LDL – the ‘bad’ cholesterol.