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Animals of the Bible: From the Lion to the Snail

Animals of the Bible: From the Lion to the Snail by Dr. David Darom & Yossi Eshbol. 47 pages

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Animals of the Bible

From the Lion to the Snail

By Dr. David Darom & Yossi Eshbol

The various animals mentioned in the Bible were associated with the fauna existing in the Holy Land and its neighboring 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 mentioned in the Bible.

Therefore never before has a 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 known 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 cross referring to the zoogeography of both human artifacts as well as animal remains.

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Available in: English, German
Pages: 47

Dr. David Darom is a marine biologist who devoted much of the last 30 years to nature photography. He has published 18 books on the wild flora and fauna of Israel on land and underwater. Living with is family in Jerusalem he heads the department of scientific illustration at the Hebrew University.

Yossi Eshbol is an independent nature photographer, well known for his outstanding photography of the birds of Israel and all other land vertebrates of the region. His photographs appear in his books and in those of many others, in Israel and abroad.

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