A Natural History of Biblical Lands

 
  • Jezreel Valley

    Jezreel Valley

    The Jezreel Valley is a large valley in northern Israel which divides the hilly areas of Galilee and the open hills of Samaria in the centre of the land. It is sometimes called the Plain […]

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  • Mint and Rue

    Mint and Rue

    These two herbs were mentioned together in Luke 11:42—“But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought […]

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  • Hyena

    Hyena

    The Hebrew term for hyena is tzavua meaning “coloured” or patterned”, which is a good description of both the striped and spotted varieties of the hyena. The hyena has a large head, a mane running […]

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  • The River of Egypt

    The River of Egypt

    “The river of Egypt” occurs seven times in the Authorised Version, but two distinct Hebrew words are used. In Genesis 15:18 and 2 Kings 24:7 the Hebrew word is nahar—a stream or river. The word […]

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  • Marvels of Creation – Gilead