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The Plants of the Bible

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John Hutton Balfour was a 19th century professor of Botany at the University of Glasgow and later at Edinburgh University. The Plants of the Bible condenses his and other scholars’ observations of Holy Land flora. Hart draws on his knowledge of biblical languages and Arabic as well his botanical expertise to describe Bible plants, emphasizing the characteristics to which the Bible refers. When identification is difficult, he describes the various possibilities and lets the reader decide. This work has stood the test of time. Modern Bible students will want to emulate Balfour’s common-sense approach to the difficulties of identifying Bible plants.

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Key Features

  • Collects observations of Holy Land flora from John Hutton Balfour and others
  • Describes the characteristics of plants mentioned in the Bible
  • Offers powerful images that are great teaching tools

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