This booklet celebrates the vegetation of the previous testomony and New testomony, together with the Apocrypha, and of the Quran. From acacia, the wooden of the tabernacle, to wormwood, whose sour leaves cured intestinal worms, eighty one attention-grabbing chapters—covering each plant that has a real botanical counterpart—tell the tales of the culmination and grains, grasses and bushes, plants and fragrances of historical lore. The descriptions comprise the vegetation' botanical features, habitat, makes use of, and literary context. With evocative quotations and revelatory interpretations, this knowledge is all of the extra serious at the present time because the conventional agrarian societies that knew the crops in detail turn into urbanized.
The surprisingly large geographic diversity of this quantity extends past Israel to surround the Holy Land's biblical buddies from southern Turkey to crucial Sudan and from Cyprus to the Iraq border.
Richly illustrated with huge colour images and with a foreword by means of the incomparable Garrison Keillor, this pleasant ecumenical botany bargains the welcome tonic of a deep check out an everlasting, shared traditional heritage.