See Kent P. Jackson, "The Tree of Life and the Ministry of Christ," in Kent P. Jackson, ed. Studies in Scripture: Volume seven, 1 Nephi to Alma 29 (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1987), 34-43; Jeanette W. Miller, "the Tree of Life, a Personification of Christ," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, vol. 2, no. 1, Spring 1993, 93-106.