Trees, Fruits and Flowers of the Bible is an engaging and informative study of all the most important trees, fruits and flowers mentioned in the Bible, identifying the specific species and explaining the message or symbolism behind the texts. The Prologue sets the scene by giving a simple description of the topography and climate of Israel, so that readers – wherever they are – may get a sense of what the place is like. The following sections of the book cover the flora in detail. A wide range of fruits, herbs, nuts, flowers and trees is covered from those of major symbolical significance such as the apple and the olive tree as well as those less prominent like the saffron crocus but which none the less give a fascinating picture of everyday life in the Holy Land.
Peter Goodfellow is a Methodist Local Preacher, has been a birdwatcher and wildlife enthusiast since he was a boy, and was a teacher till he retired – he’s put all three parts of himself together in this book. He is also the author of the successful Birds of the Bible and a number of birdwatching guides including Avian Architecture which won the 2011 Prose Award from the Association of America Publishers.
Marianne Taylor is a lifelong wildlife enthusiast with a particular interest in birds. She is a successful writer and editor working on natural history books and magazines.