The method is simply the logical result of the fact that every existing form of life stands at the summit of a long branch of the whole tree of life.
The kings of Assyria united in themselves the royal and priestly offices, and on the monuments they erected they are generally represented as offering incense and pouring out wine to the Tree of Life.
Next, which of the trees is the" tree of life "?
It is not, however, either from Iran or from India that the Hebrew tree of life is derived, but from Arabia and Babylonia, where date wine (cp. Enoch xxiv.
1902), and The Tree of Life (Lond.