Nature is inextricably intertwined in the pages of the Bible.
“The word of the Lord came to me: ‘What do you see, Jeremiah?’ ‘I see the branch of an almond tree,’ I replied. The Lord said to me, ‘You have seen correctly, for I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled.’”
What does this allusion to an almond tree mean?
“Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.”
Why is hyssop is mentioned six times in the Bible?
“‘For six years you are to sow your fields and harvest the crops, but during the seventh year let the land lie unplowed and unused.’”
Why does God command in the Torah that the fields must “rest” every seven years? And did you know what we are currently in a shmita year?
Join us for a virtual tour exploring the flora and fauna of the Holy Land – all detailed in the pages of scripture. We will explain the language, symbolism and meaning of plants that are purposefully mentioned in the Bible.
The tour will be centered at Neot Kedumim, located between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, and described as a “Biblical Landscape Reserve.”
“This unique recreation of the physical setting of the Bible in all its depth and detail allows visitors to see life as it was lived by our ancestors 3,000 years ago,” the website says. “More than a ‘garden’ showing various plants, Neot Kedumim embodies the panorama and power of the landscapes which shaped the values of the Bible and provided the rich vocabulary for expressing those values.”
What: All Israel/All Arab News: Nature, Language and the Bible
Date: Sunday, Nov. 14,
Time: 2 p.m. Eastern time (11 a.m. Pacific)
Register here now to reserve your spot! https://virtualholylandtours.as.me/biblicalnature
The All Israel News Staff is a team of journalists in Israel.