Illustrated Encyclopedia of Bible Plants
PHOTGRAPH OPEN AT PAGE 170-1 NEW F Nigel Hepper The Bible is full of references to trees and plants. Jesus himself frequently used flowers and fruits to illustrate his teaching. But which flower is meant by lily of the field?...
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PHOTGRAPH OPEN AT PAGE 170-1 NEW F Nigel Hepper The Bible is full of references to trees and plants. Jesus himself frequently used flowers and fruits to illustrate his teaching. But which flower is meant by lily of the field? Why did the Hebrews daub their lintels with hyssop? What was therole of the olive in the ancient economy? This fascinating book presentsmany new and exciting plant facts discovered by researchers over recent years. It will appeal to general Bible readers, students and teachers wanting clearer insights into the background, metaphors and imagery of the Bible, as well as gardening and horticultural enthusiasts, and travellers to the Holy Land. NEW PARA Illustrated in full colour with the authors own photographs and original illustrations, this unique reference tool containsarticles on every plant mentioned in the Bible plus cultivation notes ofspecial interest to gardeners. It will help the Bible reader to understand: the many Bible references to plants, including Old Testament imagery and examples Jesus used in his teaching the symbolism of art which used plants and flowers important aspects of land use, misuse and conservation how plants affected the culture, lifestyle and agriculture reflected inScripture. NEW PARA ABOUT THE AUTHOR A world authority on bible plants,F Nigel Hepper FIBiol, BSc, FLS was formerly Principle Scientific Officerand Assistant Keeper of the Herbarium at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.He has made a special study of the analysis of plant specimens from Ancient Egypt, and is currently helping to restore a major tropical rainforest conservation area in Cameroon.