Figs, Dates, Laurel, and Myrrh


This book celebrates the plants of the Old testament,New Testament and of the Quran. Grounded in reverence for the region, this handy reference covers a broad geographic range beyond Israel, encompassing the biblical holyland from southern Turkey to central Sudan and from Cyprus to the Iraq border. Especially fascinating are the surprises and mysteries, such as why the fruit of Eden may not have been an apple and why baylon's weeping willows were prbably another tree entirely. Richly illuatrated with extensive colour photos this is a delightful ecumenical botanical read.

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H/B with dust cover 336pp

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