Flora • Plant • Plants of the Bible • Vegetable Kingdom
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
PLANTS Identifying biblical plants has always been a difficult task, partly because people continue to identify the biblical elm, sycamore, lily, rose, and vine with modern plants, and also because they assume that all the plants now growing in the Holy Land were there in ancient biblical days, or that
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
PLANTS. The lands of the Bible present vast extremes both of climate and geography. Conditions range from the snow-covered tops of the Lebanon Mountains to the deserts of Sinai and Arabia. The lush undergrowth of the Jordan Valley lies but a few miles from the high, fertile plateau of Gilead, while the
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
PLANTS. Any attempt to pronounce upon the nature and identity of the various biblical plants must avoid a number of pitfalls. One of these is the tacit assumption that they are identical with those designated by the same names in different parts of the world today. Another is the assumption that plants
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
PlantsAt least 128 plant names appear in the OT and NT, a small number when compared with the more than 2780 species which modern botanists have identified in Israel. For convenience, the herbaceous plants described in the Bible are grouped here according to use and/or natural habitats.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Plants. *Identifying the many plants named in the Bible (primarily the Old Testament) is difficult, and conflicting identifications exist for many plant names. A considerable number of names occur for which no sure identification is ever likely to be made. Furthermore, the people of the Bible did not
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Vegetable Kingdom
VEGETABLE KINGDOM. The flora of Syria and Palestine is very rich. The phaenogamous plants and higher cryptogams are distributed through 124 orders, 850 genera, and about 3,500 species, with many well-characterized varieties. Only one hundred names of plants are given in the Bible. Of these thirty-six
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Plants of the Bible
PLANTS OF THE BIBLE — The land that God promised to Abraham and his descendants was extremely fertile. Because of its diverse climate, the world of the Bible contained many varieties of plants. Botanists have identified 3,500 species of plant life in Palestine and Syria. Plants or plant products are
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
PlantsPlants form a major motif throughout the Bible, where they function in both literal and metaphoric ways. In a book that always keeps us close to nature and the external world, it would be surprising if plants did not function prominently. Some of the major plants of the Bible receive their own
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
PLANTS On the third day of creation, recorded in Genesis, God spoke to the land to produce vegetation: the seed-bearing plants and trees (Gen. 1:11–12; cp. 2:4–6). In Gen. 1:29–30 He gave the plants and trees to man and to the creatures He had created, every plant for food. Genesis 2:9 tells that the
Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity, Volumes I–IV
Plants & FlowersPlants include medicinal herbs, grasses, and sedges. The Mediterranean region is characterized by a high level of plant diversity. This is especially true of the land of Palestine, whose natural diversity is enhanced due to its geographic location near the meeting point of two continents.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
PLANTS OF THE BIBLE. Plants served many purposes in the lives of biblical people. Cereals, herbs, spices, fruits, vegetables, and nuts supplied food; grapes were crushed to make wine and olives to make oil for consumption, anointing, and oil lamps; resinous plants and herbs were used as medicines, ointments,