By Lytton John Musselman
This publication describes and illustrates each one plant pointed out within the previous and New Testaments and the Apocrypha. The booklet attracts on Lytton John Musselman's huge box investigations from Beirut to Borneo and from the Atlas to the Zagros mountains and contains his unique photos of every plant. Incorporating new study on their use, the textual content additionally reports fresh analytical reports of vegetation utilized in fabrics and know-how in addition to historical grains, beer creation, drugs, 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, large references for extra research are supplied, in addition to an index to all verses containing references to those crops, which permits the reader to speedy find the plant of curiosity in its textual surroundings.
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Some scholars think the same word is intended, the difference being in transposition of the letters (Greenfield and Mayrhofer, 1967; Lipovitch, 2009). But even if this is true, the origins of the two timbers, one from Ophir and the other from Lebanon, raise questions about the type of wood involved. The Lebanon source of algum seems clear (see Algum), the Ophir shipment less so. In 1 Kings 10:11–12, we read that “Hiram’s ships brought gold from Ophir; and from there they brought great cargoes of almugwood and precious stones.
Production of the scented wood is dependent on a fungus that penetrates the tree either through natural lesions or by deliberate incisions into the bark. After several years, dark strands of infected tissue develop; this dense wood is the source of the fragrance. This hard, dark marbling is in contrast to the light, almost spongy wood of the uninfected tree. So valuable is this product that tree rustling of infected trees supports a large clandestine industry, even in protected forest preserves.
24 Barley Barley verses: Ezekiel 4:9, 12; 2 Kings 4:42; Judges 7:13; and John 6:9, 13. But what is this? Certainly it could be prepared from a mixture of wheat and barley flour, allowing the bread to rise and giving more typical wheaten bread consistency. Because most of the wheat used was emmer wheat, even a mixed loaf would not rise much because of the low gluten content of emmer. , 2 Kings 4:42 and Revelation 6:6). Despite its well-documented origin in the Middle East as human food since earliest times (Zohary and Hopf, 2000), barley is seldom eaten in the Middle East, having been supplanted by rice.