In the Garden, an Illustrated Guide to Plants of the Bible is a lovely reference book. Beginning with the beautiful cover and continuing throughout the pages are full color illustrated pictures of the many plants from scripture. I was mesmerized with them.
Plants and herbs of all types mentioned in the Bible are explained in appearance and use. That was extremely interesting. I love gardening, especially herbs. Many times when reading scripture I have wondered how a certain plant looked or for what it was used. This book would have answered those questions. The authors offered some lessons on the plants. This book spoke to the gardener in me, and I was awed at God’s creations.
Divided into four parts, there are Trees and Shrubs, Edible Plants, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, and Flowers. Each new listing begins with a scripture and the Latin, Hebrew, and Greek names of the plant. Also included is how it relates to Biblical and modern use.
This is a very well researched book. It was well organized and written so that it was easy to follow. I had no trouble understanding it and enjoyed the material. This is a reference book I will definitely keep on my shelf.
After the listing of trees, shrubs, bushes, and plants are growing tips as well as information about the Jewish calendar and growing seasons. That growing season is different than ours and corresponds with their feasts. That was new information for me.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It taught me so much. I would recommend this to any Bible scholar, gardener, or anyone interested in learning more about plants of all types. It received a 5 star rating from me. A copy was provided by Celebrate Lit. These are my honest opinions.
About the Book
Book: In The Garden
Author: Whitaker House Editorial
Genre: Christian non-fiction, Biblical history, cultural, Biblical reference
Release Date: January 10, 2020
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 and provides delightful new insights into the Word of God. Includes indexes to each plant and its corresponding Scripture references, a calendar of Jewish festivals and the growing seasons in Israel, and tips for growing your own biblically inspired garden.
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Rather than being a dictionary of the plants mentioned in the Bible, In the Garden, with its original illustrations and plant descriptions, is meant to spark the reader’s spiritual imagination. It is our hope that these pages about the plants of the Bible will prompt your imagination and inform your study of the precious Word of the living God
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