Seed, Spade and Sword: The Bible In Context

Helping to illuminate biblical context and background

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Lentils in the Bible and bowl

Jo Ann Gardner is a writer living in the Adirondacks. Her latest book is …

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Created by Dr. Ed Bez Mar 20, 2016 at 5:16pm. Last updated by Dr. Ed Bez Mar 20, 2016.

Magi and their gifts

Were the gifts of the magi meant to save  …

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Created by Dr. Ed Bez Dec 21, 2015 at 4:47pm. Last updated by Dr. Ed Bez Dec 21, 2015.

Baking Ancient Bread

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Created by Dr. Ed Bez Aug 5, 2015 at 6:09pm. Last updated by Dr. Ed Bez Aug 5, 2015.

Earth Day and a Biblical worldview

We know we have been made stewards of this earth having a responsibility to care for it. Understanding our relationship to God and to the rest of creation gives us the right perspective…

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Created by Dr. Ed Bez Apr 22, 2015 at 2:43pm. Last updated by Dr. Ed Bez Apr 22, 2015.

Folk Know where to Go

People Know Where to Go!

Late last month, Cindy, a friend near Chicago wrote Dr. Bez for help finding the bible-garden she fondly recalled in a vague…

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Created by Dr. Ed Bez Mar 24, 2015 at 10:47am. Last updated by Dr. Ed Bez Mar 24, 2015.

Why Are We Obsessed with Ancient Grains

In our youth-obsessed culture, it's a surprise when people pay much attention to anything old. But attention is exactly what ancient grains have been getting for the last year. …

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Created by Dr. Ed Bez Jan 20, 2015 at 4:49pm. Last updated by Dr. Ed Bez Jan 20, 2015.

Oldest Grave Flowers Unearthed in Israel

The oldest example of grave flowers has been discovered in Israel.

An …

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Created by Dr. Ed Bez Jul 3, 2013 at 4:18pm. Last updated by Dr. Ed Bez Jul 3, 2013.

Holy Land Farming Began 5,000 Years Earlier Than Thought

AVDAT, Israel — For thousands of years, different groups of people have lived in…

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Created by Dr. Ed Bez Mar 19, 2013 at 5:12pm. Last updated by Dr. Ed Bez Mar 19, 2013.

Frankincense lives again after 1500 years

After 1,500 years, frankincense returns to the Holy Land in time for Christmas. …

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Created by Dr. Ed Bez Dec 30, 2012 at 5:37pm. Last updated by Dr. Ed Bez Dec 30, 2012.

The Secret Life of Plants

Fascinating article about the recent discovery and ongoing research of an ancient biblical garden.…

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Created by Dr. Ed Bez Jul 12, 2012 at 11:18pm. Last updated by Dr. Ed Bez Jul 12, 2012.

Frankincense disappearing

This is sad news at best and tragic at worst.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16270759

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Created by Dr. Ed Bez Feb 23, 2012 at 9:18pm. Last updated by Dr. Ed Bez Feb 23, 2012.

32,000 year old seed produces flower



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Created by Dr. Ed Bez Feb 23, 2012 at 8:53pm. Last updated by Dr. Ed Bez Feb 23, 2012.

Free resource for Ancient Historical Studies

Ancient History Encyclopedia

(Free registration)

http://www.ancient.eu.com/

Great resource for those…

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Created by Dr. Ed Bez Jan 26, 2012 at 4:39pm. Last updated by Dr. Ed Bez Jan 26, 2012.

Ancient olive pickling receipe

A new friend of the Biblical Botanical Gardens Society and SSnS is Dr. Tova Dickstein, Bar Llan University. In this Jerusalem Post article she discusses the ubiquitious olive tree (Olea…

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Created by Dr. Ed Bez Sep 24, 2011 at 7:06am. Last updated by Dr. Ed Bez Sep 24, 2011.

Fava bean: an ancient legume

One of most important legumes in the Biblical diet was the "broad bean," or what we refer to today as the fava bean. References to fava beans occur in both the Talmud and the Mishna, indicating…

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Created by Dr. Ed Bez Sep 24, 2011 at 6:14am. Last updated by Dr. Ed Bez Sep 24, 2011.

Gardening as Beneficial as the Gym

8 Gym-Free Ways to Burn 100 Calories

According to a report if you spend 21 minutes tilling soil and planting in your backyard, sic., or community garden…

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Created by Dr. Ed Bez Jul 29, 2011 at 8:52am. Last updated by Dr. Ed Bez Jul 29, 2011.

New Biblical Flora Group

J.P. van de Giessen has begun a new group on Biblical Flora that you may want to join.

This group is devoted to the…

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Created by Dr. Ed Bez Jun 17, 2011 at 6:58pm. Last updated by Dr. Ed Bez Jun 17, 2011.

Notes Home

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Created by Dr. Ed Bez Dec 29, 2009 at 1:48pm. Last updated by Dr. Ed Bez Apr 17, 2011.

Gardens from the Song of SolomonKibbutz collects plants from Earth's warmest places

Fascinating look at the only Botanical garden in the world where people live.…

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Created by Dr. Ed Bez Apr 9, 2011 at 12:49pm. Last updated by Dr. Ed Bez Apr 9, 2011.

Did you know?

Strawberries are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside
 
Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per
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Created by Dr. Ed Bez Apr 6, 2011 at 9:15am. Last updated by Dr. Ed Bez Apr 6, 2011.

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