Consider not only the lilies of the field, but all the plants, trees, herbs, shrubs, and flowers that play a role in the biblical narrative through this illustrated guide. From the barley Ruth harvested to the hyssop David craved, from the frankincense the Wise Men brought to Jesus to the sycamore tree Zacchaeus climbed, the Bible is peppered with allusions to the plants that were a part of daily life in the ancient Near East and in New Testament Israel. With original illustrations, this beautiful gift book clarifies the biblical references to fifty plants in four categories—trees and shrubs, flowers, edible plants, and medicinal plants—and provides delightful new insights into the Word of God. Includes an index to each plant with corresponding Bible references, a calendar of Jewish festivals and their associated plants, and tips for growing your own Bible garden.
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