By Lytton John Musselman
This publication describes and illustrates every one plant pointed out within the outdated and New Testaments and the Apocrypha. The publication attracts on Lytton John Musselman's broad box investigations from Beirut to Borneo and from the Atlas to the Zagros mountains and contains his unique photographs of every plant. Incorporating new learn on their use, the textual content additionally experiences fresh analytical experiences of vegetation utilized in fabrics and expertise in addition to historic grains, beer creation, medication, tensile fabrics, cleaning soap, and different articles.
Based on those fabrics, Musselman offers numerous new plant identifications for debatable biblical passages. furthermore, the e-book surveys the background of Bible plant literature from the time of the Greeks and Romans to the current and reports and correlates it with Bible plant hermeneutics.
To relief readers, huge references for extra examine are supplied, in addition to an index to all verses containing references to those vegetation, which permits the reader to speedy find the plant of curiosity in its textual environment.
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2003) and in Ezekiel 27:5: “You were like a great ship built of the finest cypress from Senir. They took a cedar from Lebanon to make a mast for you” (NLT). Other uses included spear making (Nahum 2:3). The beauty of cypress was appreciated by the ancients, as it is today. In a description of the beauty of Lebanon, cypress is mentioned (Isaiah 60:13). In Zechariah 11:2, cypress is one of a guild of glorious trees. king of Tyre. It was used for paneling and flooring (1 Kings 6:15). The doors of Solomon’s temple were constructed of cypress, a frequent use of this wood in the ancient Near East (Meiggs, 1982).
Psalms 45:8). The Numbers verse is intriguing because it is the only reference to the trees of aloeswood. Furthermore, in the Numbers passage, it is linked with another well-known tree, the cedar of Lebanon, which likewise did not grow in either Moab, where Balaam prophesied, or in northern Mesopotamia, his purported birthplace. That this is botanical literary license is further made evident by the fact that cedar of Lebanon does not typically grow as “trees beside the waters” but rather on mountain slopes.
May. cuisine may have resulted from an extreme famine in Samaria. The use of animal dung for food is, at best, highly unlikely. If there was an adequate amount of pigeon droppings, why not just eat the pigeons, a well-known food and a delicacy even now in parts of the Middle East? The second choice for dove’s dung is star of Bethlehem, which produces numerous small bulblets reported to be edible after boiling. There are various references to the edibility of this plant but an equal number to its toxicity.
A Dictionary of Bible Plants by Lytton John Musselman