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The cedars of Lebanon get plenty of rain—the Lord's own trees, which he planted.
There the birds build their nests; the storks nest in the fir trees. (Ps 104:16-17)
Richly illustrated with color photographs and drawings, this book classifies and describes in detail the flora of the Bible. Plants are grouped in six categories:
Wild Trees and Shrubs; Domestic Trees and Shrubs; Food Plants, Grown and Gathered; Incense and Ointment; Plants for Everyday Use; and Flowers, Thorns, and Weeds.
Each entry lists the Hebrew/Aramaic, Greek, or Latin names of the plant being discussed, along with the biblical references where those names occur. The entry then offers a discussion of the biblical context, a description of the plant, and consideration of suitable translations for the plant names.
This encyclopedic work will prove invaluable to translators and more generally to all who study the Bible.
Published 2012. 230 pages