Henry Chichester Hart served as naturalist on the Palestine Exploration Fund’s 1883 Palestine Expedition. The Animals Mentioned in the Bible condenses his and other scholars’ observations of Holy Land fauna. Hart describes Bible animals, 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 Hart’s common-sense approach to the difficulties of identifying Bible animals.
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Henry Chichester Hart (1847–1908) was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he studied botany. He was a naturalist on the British Polar Expedition in 1875–76 and the Palestine Expedition in 1883. He wrote several works on the flora of Ireland, as well as about the material collected on the Palestine Expedition.