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  • Agriculture (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Agriculture (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Agriculture (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Agriculture (A-Z entry)

    In the Bible agriculture and religion are intimately connected. Of the three major festivals two were clearly connected with the agricultural year. The Feast ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Agriculture (A-Z entry) This result contains an image

    The broad array of activities and knowledge whereby human communities exploit plants to produce food and other crops (fibers and oils), agriculture, literally means ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • almond (A-Z entry)

    A fruit tree often mentioned in the OT and, because of the shape of the fruit, possibly originally associated with fertility rites. The white ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • aloes (A-Z entry)

    A fragrant spice (not a bitter plant) used as perfume ( Ps. 45: 8 and S. of S. 4: 14 ) and on the ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • balm of Gilead (A-Z entry)

    Resin gathered from the mastic tree. Joseph 's brothers ( Gen. 37: 25 ) sold him to merchants whose caravan of camels conveyed this ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • barley (A-Z entry)

    Known in Palestine before the arrival of the Israelites, the crop was regularly cultivated throughout the OT and NT periods. It was used in ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • bramble (A-Z entry)

    Used by Jotham as a sarcastic description in a parable for Abimelech ( Judg. 9: 14–15 ). Jesus uses the word in a parable ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • branch (A-Z entry)

    A great crowd in Jerusalem for the Passover went out to meet Jesus carrying branches of palm trees ( John 12: 13 ). According ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • cedars (A-Z entry)

    Great trees which grew in Lebanon and were used for the construction of palaces and temples; they were long‐lasting and had an attractive fragrance. ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • ceramic typology (A-Z entry)

    a way of dating different levels of an archaeological site by classifying the pieces of pottery found in them according to the approximate ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • cummin (A-Z entry)

    Seeds of cummin were valued as spice. Some scrupulous Pharisees gave tithes on things as negligible as cummin, and Jesus is said to have ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • ear (A-Z entry)

    Literally, the human organ (e.g. Luke 22: 50 ), but also metaphorically of the inward disposition to listen and take heed (e.g. Mark 4: ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • ῾Ein-Boqeq (A-Z entry)

    oasis in Israel on the southwest shore of the Dead Sea (31°10′ N, 35°20′ E; map reference 1854 × 0676). Its ancient name is ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Ethnobotany (A-Z entry)

    By examining modern plant use and the interrelationship between humans and their environment, archaeologists and paleoethnobotanists can gain insight into ancient uses of plants ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • fig (A-Z entry)

    The tree is leafless in winter but puts out buds in February; leaves appear in April. Jesus' expression of disappointment at finding no figs ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • gall (A-Z entry)

    Jesus on the cross was offered a drink of wine mixed with gall, a herb of intense bitterness which had the effect of dulling ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • garden (A-Z entry)

    References in the OT (e.g. Jer. 29: 5 ; S. of S. 4: 12–16 ) show that gardens were both productive and also much ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

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