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Figs, dates, laurel, and myrrh : plants of the Bible and the Quran / Lytton John Musselman ; foreword by Garrison Keillor.

By: Musselman, Lytton John, 1943-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2007Description: 336 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780881928556; 0881928550.Subject(s): Bibel | Koran | Qurʼan | Bibel | Koran | Plants in the Bible | Plants in the Qurʼan | religion | fruits | trees | flowers | social anthropology | middle east | history | Plants in the Bible | Plants in the Qurʼan | Pflanzen | Plants -- Middle East | Ethnobotany -- Middle East | Plants, Medicinal -- Middle East | Plants, Edible -- Middle East | Christianity -- history -- Middle East | Islam -- history -- Middle East | Judaism -- history -- Middle East | Plants in the Bible | Plants in the Koran | Plants -- Middle East | Ethnobotany -- Middle East | Plants, Medicinal -- Middle East | Plants, Edible -- Middle East | Bible | Christianity -- history -- Middle East | Islam -- history -- Middle East | Judaism -- history -- Middle East | PflanzenGenre/Form: Nonfiction.Online resources: Table of contents | Table of contents | Publisher description
Contents:
Foreword by Garrison Keillor -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Map : ancient lands of the bible and the Quran -- Acacia -- Almond -- Almug -- Aloeswood --Apple -- Barley -- Beans -- Bitter herbs -- Black cummin -- Bramble -- Broom -- Calamus -- Cane -- Caper -- Carob -- Cattail -- Cedar of Lebanon -- Cinnamon -- Coriander -- Cotton -- Crown of thorns -- Cucumber -- Cumin -- Cypress -- Date palm -- Dill -- Ebony -- Fig -- Flax -- Flower of the field -- Frankincense -- Galbanum -- Gall -- Garlic -- Ginger -- Gourd -- Grape -- Henna -- Hyssop -- Ivy -- Ladanum -- Laurel -- Leek -- Lentil -- Lily of the field -- Mandrake -- Mint -- Mulberry -- Mustard -- Myrrh -- Myrtle -- Nard -- Nettle -- Oak -- Olive -- Onion -- Papyrus -- Pine -- Pistachio -- Plane -- Pomegranate -- Poplar -- Reed -- Rose -- Rose of Sharon -- Rue -- Saffron -- Sycomore -- Tamarisk -- Tares -- Terebinth -- Thistle -- Thornbush -- Thyme -- Tumbleweed -- Walnut -- Watermelon -- Wheat -- Wild greens -- Willow -- Wormwood -- References -- Index to verses in the bible and the Quran -- General index.
Summary: This book celebrates the plants of the Old Testament and New Testament, including the Apocrypha, and of the Quran. From acacia, the wood of the tabernacle, to wormwood, whose bitter leaves cured intestinal worms, 81 chapters tell the stories of the fruits and grains, grasses and trees, flowers and fragrances of ancient lore. The descriptions include the plants' botanical characteristics, habitat, uses, and literary context.--from publisher's description.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-323) and indexes.

Foreword by Garrison Keillor -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Map : ancient lands of the bible and the Quran -- Acacia -- Almond -- Almug -- Aloeswood --Apple -- Barley -- Beans -- Bitter herbs -- Black cummin -- Bramble -- Broom -- Calamus -- Cane -- Caper -- Carob -- Cattail -- Cedar of Lebanon -- Cinnamon -- Coriander -- Cotton -- Crown of thorns -- Cucumber -- Cumin -- Cypress -- Date palm -- Dill -- Ebony -- Fig -- Flax -- Flower of the field -- Frankincense -- Galbanum -- Gall -- Garlic -- Ginger -- Gourd -- Grape -- Henna -- Hyssop -- Ivy -- Ladanum -- Laurel -- Leek -- Lentil -- Lily of the field -- Mandrake -- Mint -- Mulberry -- Mustard -- Myrrh -- Myrtle -- Nard -- Nettle -- Oak -- Olive -- Onion -- Papyrus -- Pine -- Pistachio -- Plane -- Pomegranate -- Poplar -- Reed -- Rose -- Rose of Sharon -- Rue -- Saffron -- Sycomore -- Tamarisk -- Tares -- Terebinth -- Thistle -- Thornbush -- Thyme -- Tumbleweed -- Walnut -- Watermelon -- Wheat -- Wild greens -- Willow -- Wormwood -- References -- Index to verses in the bible and the Quran -- General index.

This book celebrates the plants of the Old Testament and New Testament, including the Apocrypha, and of the Quran. From acacia, the wood of the tabernacle, to wormwood, whose bitter leaves cured intestinal worms, 81 chapters tell the stories of the fruits and grains, grasses and trees, flowers and fragrances of ancient lore. The descriptions include the plants' botanical characteristics, habitat, uses, and literary context.--from publisher's description.