The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Flora Provides an overview of the plant life mentioned throughout the Bible.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
FLORA. One hundred and twenty-eight different plants are mentioned in the Hebrew Bible and the NT. Certainly this does not constitute a complete inventory of every plant that grew in ancient Palestine. On the other hand, there are today 2,384 plant species in modern Israel, most of which have been introduced
Compton’s Encyclopedia
botanyPlants are found throughout the world, on land, in water, and even hanging from other plants in the air. They are extremely important organisms, essential to the continuation of all life on Earth. Because of both their crucial role and their own interesting variations, plants are the subjects
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
flora. The Linnean Society of Burlington House in London, probably the oldest Botanical society in the world, says that there are in the plant world 111 natural orders. Although natural order may correspond to family—that is, “a group of one or more genera, having close natural affinity”—the term is
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings
Floral Imagery
FLORAL IMAGERYFloral imagery is understood as anything related to plant life that is mentioned in the poetry and Wisdom literature of the OT. Here, this huge subject will be divided in terms of those plants whose products are consumed, those whose products are either applied to the person or used for
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
BOTANY, botʹa-ni: On account of the great diversity in the climatic and topographical conditions Pal is peculiarly rich in the variety of its flora—the best authority, Post, distinguishes 3,500 species.
Key passages
Sir 24:13–17

I was raised up like a cedar in Lebanon and like a cypress in the mountains of Hermon. I was raised up on the seashore like a palm tree and like rose bushes in Jericho, like a beautiful olive-tree in the field, and I was raised up like a plane tree. I gave a sweet smell like cinnamon …

1 Esd 4:48

And to all the governors in Coelesyria, Syria, and Phoenicia, and those in Lebanon, he also wrote letters to transfer timber of cedar from Lebanon to Jerusalem, and that they should build the city with him.

1 Esd 5:54–55

And they gave silver to the stone cutters and carpenters, and drink and food and carts to the Sidonians and men of Tyre, to deliver from Lebanon timber of cedar, to convey them on rafts to the Joppa harbor, and the command was written for them from Cyrus, the Persian king.

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