The phrasing “on either side” is only found twice in the New Testament. The first is to tell of the two thieves that were crucified with Jesus. Here the verse is a scene of death, but it is also the act in which Jesus defeated death.
Jn 19:18 There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them.
The second time that this phrase is used it is a scene of everlasting life and death has been defeated.
Re 22:2 through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
Published on Saturday, February 28, 2015 @ 4:06 AM CDT