A Natural History of Biblical Lands (2)

Marvels of Creation | by | Volume 24, Issue 5 | September – October 2018

The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. (Psalm 92:12)

The cedar tree is the prince of the trees in the alpine forest and everyone who has seen these noble trees recognises their majestic imagery in the prophets. The Hebrew word ‘erez’ is derived from the idea of being ‘firm’—a reference to the tenacity of its root system. Hosea …

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