Plants of the Bible: And How to Grow Them

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Citadel Press, 1995 - 217 oldal
Whether you are a veteran gardener looking for new growing horizons or a beginner itching to exercise and cultivate the growing talents you feel within yourself, a garden of biblical plants can be a most rewarding and fulfilling experience. Combining history with practical gardening information, Plants of the Bible investigates more than forty plants mentioned in the Bible. The author quotes the biblical passage in which each plant appears and then gives easy-to-follow advice on how to grow it in your own house or garden. The book's emphasis is on flowers, vegetables, and herbs, but trees and fruit are not neglected. In addition, Mr. Swenson describes biblical gardens in both North America and Israel which interested readers can visit. The author also offers tips and suggestions for a child's indoor garden and a list of further reading for those who wish to pursue the study of plants of the Bible. The result is a book quite unlike any other, filled with practical gardening know-how while reminding the reader of the spiritual dimension of horticulture: "As you sow your seeds and plant your trees, you, too, are a part of the continuing creation of life and beauty. We are all, in fact, gardening with God".
 

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PLANTS YOU CAN GROW
3
CHAPTER SEASONS OF THE BIBLE LANDS
7
THE GOOD EARTH
15
THE CHANGING LAND
27
CHAPTER BIBLICAL GARDENS YOU CAN VISIT
33
PART TWO
39
FLOWERS OF THE BIBLE
41
Anemone
44
Marjoram
105
Myrrh
107
Sage
109
Wormwood
110
CHAPTER 1X FRUITS OF THE BIBLE
113
Apples and Apricots
117
Figs
123
Grapes
129

Crocus
48
Cyclamen
51
Hyacinth
55
Iris
58
Lily
61
Narcissus
63
StarofBethlehem
67
Tulip
68
VEGETABLES OF THE BIBLE
71
Cucumbers
73
Melons
76
Watermelons
81
Onions
82
Leeks
86
Garlic
89
Lettuce
90
Endive
93
HERBS OF THE BIBLE
95
Aloe
99
Coriander
100
Dill
101
Frankincense
102
Olives
137
Palms
142
Pomegranates
146
CHAPTER TREES OF THE BIBLE
151
Acacia
154
Almond
158
Cedar
161
Laurel
164
Mulberry
166
Oak
169
Pine
173
Poplar
178
Tamarisk
181
Walnut
184
Willow
187
APPENDICES
191
Seed Root Bulb Plant Sources
195
Horticultural Libraries
197
BIBLIOGRAPHY
205
INDEX
209
Copyright

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ALLAN SWENSON is a former U.S. Intelligence Officer, trained in the U.S. Army as an Airborne Combat Intelligence officer.  In this capacity, via the CIA, he participated in a number of clandestine missions.  He is a lifetime member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, and is on of the founders of its active New England chapter.

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