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Cedars of Lebanon

Started Feb 5, 2011 0 Replies

What happened to the Cedars of Lebanon? My understanding is this: they were consumed by shipbuilders. I seem to recall reading many such ships were lost at the battle of Lepanto (1577). The Cedars…Continue

 

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Link to Bible Garens overview Link

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4Tf6LFollowing this link will open our PowerPoint presentation about bible gardens. If you do not have PowerPoint , the work plays in Google Slides. Enjoy!See More
Oct 11, 2016
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"HAPPY BIRTHDAY NAANCY FISCHER this should be a link to the book that is the colection of all my essays written for Seed spade & Sword.. It is a Word file.  it prints up nice. Enjoy!  RootStockandBranch(entire book)19July2016.docx"
Oct 11, 2016
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BB Garden Review: The Warsaw Biblical Gardens, Warsaw, Indiana

Master Gardener:  PARDEE GUNTERThe Warsaw BBG,Looking west from the center of the Gardens This photo was taken shortly after the Gardens opened. Today the growth is greener and lusher, the hedging trees much…See More
Sep 27, 2016
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Garden Reverie – The Lowly Reed Raised High

Arundo donaxOut of Ephraim their root is against Amalek. After thee Benjamin among thy peoples. Out of Machir came down lawgivers, and out of Zebulun those drawing with the reed of a writer.Judges 5: 14Arundo donax in a Bible Garden..(…See More
Aug 24, 2016
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BB Garden Review: The Warsaw Biblical Gardens, Warsaw, Indiana

Master Gardener:  PARDEE GUNTERThe Warsaw BBG,Looking west from the center of the Gardens This photo was taken shortly after the Gardens opened. Today the growth is greener and lusher, the hedging trees much…See More
Jun 30, 2016
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Garden Reverie — All in the Family

Dill – Anentum graveolens,  a typical, friendly member of the Apiaceae familyThis is a question botanists have contemplated since Theophrastus, and I pose it you now: What have these plants in common (and don’t answer that ‘they are all in my garden’…): parsley, parsnip, carrot,  anise, celery, chervil, coriander, caraway, cumin, dill, fennel, water hemlock, giant hogweed?Give…See More
Jun 17, 2016
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Jun 17, 2016
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Garden Reverie -- Rogation

Rogation: The Church comes forth to ask the help of the Almighty in our work on farm and fieldFor decades my Book of Common Prayer 1940 mocked me with a Sunday Service heading: Rogation Sunday. I had no idea what the words meant. Thanks to the fine sermoner at St. Paul's Episcopal, Rochester New York, Father Robert Pickens, I now know what that title means. I now know what The Church is teaching. You see, among the…See More
May 3, 2016
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URLs Sources for'Terebinth'

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/06/NdP_Pistacia_vera.pngThese are the URLs for the sources I consulted when composing my latest work on the genus Pistacia, aka the TerebinthWhen done reading & note taking, I had some 26 pages of raw material to boil down into the piece you read. …See More
Apr 28, 2016
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Garden Reverie -- Terebinth

Flowering Pistacia terebinthus . Note the broad crown. The crown above mirrors the roots below.By one old, old reckoning, it is the year 5,776 and it is the month Nisan: the month of trees.Here I now honor some of the most important trees of antiquity. Here I honor the trees of the genus Pistacia:  Pistacia palaestina, atlantica, terebinthus and vera. Today I honor…See More
Apr 27, 2016
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Garden Reverie: Like Aloes Planted by the Lord

Aloe arborescens var. natalensis, Xanthorrhoeaceae. M.S. del., J.N.Fitch lith. - Curtis's Botanical Magazine, London., vol. 142. Public domain."Like valleys they spread out, like gardens beside a river, like aloes planted by the LORD, like cedars beside the waters.Numbers 24: 6I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes and cinnamon.Proverbs 7:17All your robes are fragrant with…See More
Feb 23, 2016
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Advent Reflection 2016

Posted on December 1, 2016 at 12:00am 0 Comments

The desert shall rejoice and blossom as a rose...

Isiah 35: 1 

Advent is a time of…

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Garden Reverie -- Climbing the Tree of Life

Posted on November 21, 2016 at 1:00am 0 Comments

For this we must again thank my Uncle Rodney Plyles, now a delegate to the House of Delegates in West Virginia, who led us to the Ohio's Gardens of Zoar. 

He noted the sycamore named in the Gospel reading from Luke and asked if it was the tree he knew.

It is not the American Sycamore.

It is the…

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Garden Reverie -- It All Started 75 Years Ago in America

Posted on November 7, 2016 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Our society is translating the excellent book by Pastor Dr Katrin Stückrath: Bibelgärten: Entstehung, Gestaltung, Bedeutung, Funktion und Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven (Bible Gardens: Creation, Form, Meaning, Function and Interdisciplinary Perspectives).  The book presents a thorough overview of the history of Biblical Botanical Garden Movement. It turns out that the movement, our…

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Link to Bible Garens overview Link

Posted on October 11, 2016 at 1:15pm 0 Comments

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4Tf6L

Following this link will open our PowerPoint presentation about bible gardens. 

If you do not have PowerPoint , the work plays in Google Slides. 

Enjoy!

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At 12:50pm on June 20, 2014, John Sherck said…

Hello William,

These photos are from trial plots of grains I am conducting on our little farm here in Northern Indiana. My goal is to find a number of staple crops (grains and dry beans) that will grow successfully in our region. Once finding suitable crops, we save the seed and grow out larger plots the next season with the intent to offer the seed for sale to gardeners and homesteaders here in our local community. I raise only open-pollinated seed, most of which is heirloom/ancient varietals. While my focus is not specifically on Biblical crops, I do know that many of them are from that part of the world. The Sin El Pheel wheat is from Iraq.

At 12:39am on July 26, 2012, Dr. Ed Bez gave William Joseph Moran III a gift
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Sir William, I extend warmest of Birthday greetings to a friend and BBGS colleague
At 9:56am on March 9, 2011, Rev.Dr.Frank M. Gada said…
Hello,and Good Morning....Always nice to meet new people.    My Best. Re. Frank
At 6:03pm on February 04, 2011, Dr. Ed Bez gave William Joseph Moran III a gift
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William, we always send a red ribbon to our new members as a symbol of commitment to learn from one another. Welcome aboard!
At 6:00pm on February 4, 2011, Dr. Ed Bez said…
William,

I am delighted to welcome you to our community of learners. You are free to submit articles, launch forums, and pose questions relevent to biblical flora, fauna or history; especially manners and customs in the Ancient Middle East.

Dr. B
 
 
 

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