The various animals mentioned in the Bible were associated with the fauna existing in the Holy Land and its neighbouring countries over 2000 years ago.
Only a handful of species noted in the scriptures were imprted through trading with other kingdoms in Africa and Asia.
Several of the animals species were not easy to identify and some of them even received different names in the various English translations of the Bible.
At times, the original Hebrew version had to be consulted in order to decide on the final identification.
Over 100 kinds of plants are mentioned directly or indirectly in the New and Old Testaments of The Bible. Some of the plants, as named or described in the Holy Scriptures, create no problem to researchers while the additional plants mentioned in the Bible have been open to speculation for many generations.
Animals of the Bible - "From the Lion to the Snail"
The various animals mentioned in the Bible were associated with the fauna existing in the Holy Land and its neighbouring countries over 2000 years ago. Only a handful of species noted in the scriptures were imported through trading with other kingdoms in Africa and Asia.
Several of the animals species were not easy to identify and some of them even received different names in the various English translations of the Bible. At times, the original Hebrew version had to be consulted in order to decide on the final identification.
Even so things were not always simple and conclusive, forcing the author to leave some of the most speculative and controversial references for a more extensive study. Regretfully, not much has recently been published in writing on the animals mentined in the Bible.
Therefore never before has book of this quality been published using high quality authentic color photographs, most of them actually taken in the wilderness of the Holy Land. Such an introductory publication on animals of the Bible was only possible through the collaboration between the author, a well know nature photographer himself, and Yossi Eshbol who has devoted his life to photographing the wildlife of the region.
This original photographic record will surely serve as an inspiration for others to do more comprehensive studies on the subject, hopefully leaving no stone unturned and crossreferring to the zoogeography of both human artifacts as well as animal remains
Beautiful Plants of the Bible - "From the Hyssop to the Mighty Cedar Trees"
Over 100 kinds of plants are mentioned directly or indirectly in the New and Old Testaments of the Bible. Some of the plants, as named or described in the Holy Scriptures, create no problem to researchers while the additional plants mentioned in the Bible have been open to speculation for many generations.
Much contradictory material has been written on the subject, especially since botanists and theologists do not always see eye to eye where the Holy Scriptures are concerned.
The author, Dr. David Darom, a marine biolgost and one of the leading professional nature photographers in Israel, has pursued this fascinating subject for many years while living in the land where it all happened and reading the Bible in the language in which it was originally written.
Here he has managed to discover most of the species still actually growing in their wild state, although many of them have nowadays become extremely rare to find.
This high quality photographic record of the most beautiful plants mentioned in the Bible for nature and Bible lovers throughout the world.
Birds in the Land of the Bible
Birds is the Land of the Bible is a bright photographic essay with interesting and easy to understand information on the birds found in Israel -- from full time residents to wintering migrant birds.
The Jewish sages said, "The Land of Israel is at the center of the world, and Jerusalem is at the center of the Land of Israel." Israel is indeed a crossroads from birds from distant lands. They come from all points of hte compass: northern Europe, the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, the steppes of Asia, Siberia, the Indian subcontinent, tropical Africa and the Sahara desert.
Israel Gardening Encyclopedia
Walter frankl's regular column "Gardener's Corner" in The Jerusalem Post was started in 1976. It has now become one of the paper's most popular features and has generated hundres of letters and enquiries.
A co-founder of the Jerusalem Horticulture Society and an honorary life member of "Hatzav" (House Plants Society), Frankl is also a judge at the Haifa International Flower Show.
Born in Vienna in 1906, he developed an early love of sport and nature, thanks to the influence of his parents. When only ten years old he joined the Austrian Zionist youth movement, Blauweiss. In the early twenties he won the Austrian middle-distance running championship and represented his country in the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics.
In 1926 he joined the Hechalutz movement and was trained (hachshara) at one of Austria's biggest and most up-to-date farms, Pernhofen. for the next three years he studied agricultural chemistry, poultry farming and cattle raising.
In 1931 Walter Franki immigrated to Israel -- then Palestine. He studied at the Kadoori Agricultural school at Kfar Tabor specializing in flower and vegetable growing, greenhouse culture and beekeeping.
In later years Frankl was a teacher of sport and agriculture at the Rehavla Gymnasium in Jerusalem. In 1958 he published his first book, in Hebrew, "Hagan lelo Adama" (Hydroponics).
His wife Lotte, his two children and five grandchildren share his wide interests in both sport and gardening.
Landscape Nature and Man in the Bible
Sites and Events in the Old Testament
This is the work of a Biblical scholar with a deep love for his subject, who has crossed and recrossed every part of the Holy Land on foot, leaving no nook or cranny unexplored. Menashe Har-El, Emeritus Professor of Biblical Geography at Tel Aviv University, has devoted his life to the study and teaching of the Bible.
Observing the relationship between man and nature, a theme that runs throughout the Old Testament, the author weighs the influence each had on the other: the demands of the land on its inhabitants even as man shaped the land to his needs.
Professor Har-El is the author of twelve books and numerous articles. Over the years he has received many awards, including the prestigious Israel Prize in 2002.
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