Bibliography, Reference, E-magazines (Journals) and Glossary
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BBGS maintains a research library at its main campus in Oxford, Georgia.
Hardcopy Research Collection
The society is currently seek book donations to build up its research and resource center in High Springs, Florida. If you or someone you know would like to donate books about gardening (all aspects- flowers, trees, scrubs, herbs), archaeology, or ancient world history (focusing on the lands of the Bible), geography and all other fauna (birds, fish, insects, mammals) please send us an e-mail and tell us what you may have.
Books to donate
E-mail us at email@example.com and describe to best you can what books you may be willing to donate to the research and resource library of the society.
Thank you for your help.
Abbate, Michael. 2009. Gardening Eden: How creation care will change your faith, your life, and our world. Water Brook , Colorado Springs. 254 pp.
Alon, A. 1978. The Natural History of the Land of the Bible. Double-day & Co., Garden City, N.Y. 276 pp.
Anderson, A.W. 1957. Plants of the Bible. Philosophical Library,Inc., New York. 72 pp.
*^Andoh, Anthony Kweku, Biblical Manna-The
spiritual message for the new Millennium: A Nile Valley Plant Survey. The
North Scale Institute, San Francisco, 1996. 237 pp.
Bailey, C., and Danin, A. 1981. "Bedouin
Plant Utilization in Sinai and Negev." Economic Botany 35 (2):
Balfour, J .H. 1851. Phytotheology
or Botanical Sketches Intended to Illustrate the Works of God. Johnstone
& Hunters. London. 242 pp.
Balfour, J.H. 1857. The Plants of
the Bible: Trees and Shrubs. T. Nelson & Sons. London. 54
Batanouny, K.H. 1981. Ecology and
Flora of Qatar. Alden Press, Oxford. 245 pp.
Boulos, L. 1983. Medicinal Plants of North Africa. Reference Publications, Algonac, Mich. 286 pp.
*Brewer, Douglas J., Donald B. Redford,
Susan Redford. Domestic Plants and animals: the Egyptian Origins.
Aris & Phillips LTD, Warminster, England. 149 pp.
Callcott, M. 1842. A Scripture
Herbal. Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans. London. 544 pp.
Crowfoot, G.M. and Baldensberger, L. 1932. From Cedar to Hyssop: A study in the Folklore of Plants in Palestine. The Sheldon Press. London. 196 pp
Darom, D. s. d. Die Schonsten Pflanzen der Bibel. Palphot Ltd. P.O. Box 2. Herzlia 46 100. 47.
*de Waal, Marinus. 1984. Medicinal Herbs in the Bible. Samuel Weiser, Inc., Maine. 115 pp.
Galil, J. 1968. "An Ancient
Technique for Ripening Sycomore Fruit in East Mediterranean Countries."
Economic Botany 22: 178-190.
Ghazanfar SA. 1994. Handbook of
Arabian Medicinal Plants. CRC Press, Boca Raton FL. 265 pp.
Goodman, Naomi, Robert Marcus, Susan Woolhandler. Good Book Cookbook. Good Book Publishing, 2008.
*Hahn, Samuel L. Stories Told Under the
Sycamore Tree: Lessons from Bible Plants. CSS Publishing, Lima, Ohio, 2003.
Harrison, R.K. 1966. Healing Herbs of the Bible. E.J. Brill, Leiden. 58 pp.
Hepper, F. Nigel, Pharaoh's Flowers: the botanical treasures of Tutankhamun. University of Chicago Press. 2009.
Hepper, F. Nigel, Planting a Bible Garden. Fleming H Revell Co, July 1998.
Hepper, F. Nigel , Baker Encyclopedia of Bible Plants. Baker Pub Group, March 1993.
Hernandez Mesa, M. undated. Las Plantas Biblicas. Sus Propiedades Medicinales y su Applicacion Practica por 1os Sistemas Homeopatico y Natural. Bogota.
*Jacob, Irene. Plants of the Bible and their use. Rodef Shalom Press, Pittsburgh, 2003. 150 pp.
*King, E.A. 1975. Bible Plants for American Gardens. Dover, New York. 204 pp. (originally published by MacMillan, 1941).
*Krymow, Vincenzina. Healing Plants of the Bible, Cincinnati, St. Anthony Messenger, 2002.
Moldenke, H.N. 1954. "The Economic
Plants of the Bible." Economic Botany 8:152-163.
*Moldenke, H.N. and Moldenke, A.L. 1952. Plants of the Bible.Chronica Botanica Co., Waltham, Mass., 328 pp.
*O’Brien, Marian Maeve. Herbs & Spices of the Bible: How to grow them and use them. (cookbook), CBP Press, St. Louis. 125 pp.
*Osborn, Henry Stafford. 1861 (reprint
2009). Plants of the Holy Land: with their fruits and flowers.
Kessinger Publishing, 174 pp.
Osborn, D.J. 1968. "Notes on
Medicinal and Other Uses of Plants in Egypt." Economic Botany
Palevitch D., Yaniv Z., Dafni, A. and
Friedmen, J. 1986. Medicinal Plants of Israel: An Ethnobotanical
Survey. Pp. 281-345 in Craker LE and Simon JE, eds. Herbs, Spices, and
Medicinal Plants: Recent Advances in Botany, Horticulture and Pharmacology Vol.
1. Oryx Press.
Philips, H.J. 1958. Lebanese Folk Cures. Vol. II. Some Lebanese Materia Medica. Univ. Microfilms Internat. 457 pp. (Ph.D. Thesis, Anthropology; Columbia U.)
*Sasso, Sandy Eisenberg. Noah’s Wife: the
story of Naamah, Illustrated by Bethanne Andersen, Jewish Lights Publishing,
Woodstock, VT. 2003. 32 pp.
*Shewell-Cooper, W.E. 1962. Plants and Fruits of the Bible. Darton, Longman & Todd. London. 173 pp.
*Stern, Kingsley R. 8th ed. 2000. Introductory Plant Biology. McGraw Hill. 589 pp.
Streep, Peg with John Glover. Spiritual Gardening: Creating Sacred Space Outdoors. New World Library, 2003.
*Strong, J. 1890. The Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible. 41st printing. 1981. Abingdon, Nashville. 1340 pp.
*Swenson, Allan A. Plants of the Bible and How to Grow Them. New York, Citadel, 1995.
*Swenson, Allan. Flowers of the Bible: and how to grow them. New York, Citadel, 2002.
*Swenson, Alllan A. Herbs of the Bible and how to grow them. New York, Citadel Press, 2003.
*Swenson, Allan A. Foods Jesus ate and how to grow them. New York, Skyhorse Publishing, 2008.
Tackholm, V. and Drar, M. 1973. Flora
of Egypt. Vol. 1. Reprint. Otto Koeltz Antiquariat, Koenigstein.
Temple, A.A. 1929. Flowers and Trees of Palestine. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. London. 148 pp.
*Tristram, H.B. The Land of Israel:
Journal of Travels in Palestine, Undertaken with special reference to its
Physical Character. Third Edition, Revised London: Society for Promoting
Christian Knowledge, 1876. 632 pp.
*Walker, W. 1957. All the Plants of the Bible. Harper and Bros., New York. 244 pp.
*^Worcester, John. Correspondences of the Bible: the plants. Swenderborg Foundation, 2009. 224 pp.
Zohary, Daniel and Maria Hopf. Domestication of Plants in the Old World: The origin and spread of cultivated plants in West Asia, Europe and the Nile Valley. Oxford University Press, 2004. 316 pp.
Zohary, Michael & Feinbrun-Dothan, Naomi. Flora Palaestina. Jerusalem : The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 1966
Zohary, Michael. Plant life of Palestine : Israel and Jordan. New York : Ronald Press, 1962.
*Zohary, M. 1982. Plants of the Bible. Cambridge University Press. New York. 223 pp.
*Bible Flowers. Introduction by Jenny de Gex 1996. First American Edition. Harmony Books, New York, New York. 68 pp.
Books with and * are currently in the special collections library of BBGS.
Books marked ^ contain materials which do not represent the views of BBGS
The Kew Royal Botanical l Gardens
Impressive data bank of online collections, artifacts, and specimens.
Dictionary of Botanical Epihets
Newly developed wikiproject about plants http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Plants
Horticulture and gardening wikiproject http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Horticulture_and_Gardeni
Gardenology: dictionary of gardening terms
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Fausset Bible Dictionary
Bible Concordance- Strong's
Bible Atlas and Geography
Greek-English Interlinear NT http://www.scripture4all.org/OnlineInterlinear/Greek_Index.htm
Greek Language aids
Hebrew-English Interlinear OT
BHG's plant encyclopedia.
12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia which was originally published between 1901-1906. http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/index.jsp
Encyclopedia of Life
an electronic page for each species of organism on Earth
Encyclopedia of World History
Plants and Lands of the Bible references
Plants in the Bible
Plants in the Bible and Talmud
Plants and Perfume in the Bible
Flowers in Israel
Wild Flowers in Israel
The survey of western Palestine: The fauna and flora of Palestine.
Henry Baker Tristram (1822-1906) Palestine Exploration Fund, London, 1885.
Lands of the Bible.
J. W. McGarvey, 1881,
particularly Chapter II- The climate, soil; and production
The Flora of Syria, Palestine and Sinai.
George E. Post. http://ddc.aub.edu.lb/projects/saab/post-flora/
Manners and customs in Bible lands.
Fred H. Wight, Moody Press, Chicago, 1953
1 : willow; especially : any of various willows whose pliable twigs are used for furniture and basketry
2 : a flexible slender twig or branch
A sepal (from Latin separatus "separate" + petalum "petal") is a part of the flower of angiosperms (flowering plants). Sepals in most flowers are green and lie under the more conspicuous petals. As a collective unit the sepals form a calyx, whereas the collection of petals is called the corolla. Together, these two structures are known as the perianth of the flower.
The petals and sepals are usually differentiated into colorful petals and green sepals. The term tepal is usually applied when the petals and sepals are undifferentiated and look similar, or the petals are absent and the sepals are colorful. When the flower is in bud, the sepals enclose and protect the more delicate floral parts within. Morphologically they are modified leaves. The calyx (the sepals) and the corolla (the petals) are the outer sterile whorls of the flower, which together form what is known as the perianth'.
The number of sepals in a flower (called merosity) is indicative of the plant's classification: eudicots have typically four or five sepals, whereas monocots and palaeodicots have three, or some multiple of three, sepals.
A series of bracts beneath or around a flower or flower cluster. French, from Latin involcrum, wrapper, envelope.
a highly conspicuous bract or bract pair or ring of bracts at the base of an inflorescence
Line drawing of an involucre, note the dark star-shaped bract protecting the inflorescence.
E-magazines and Journals
American Society of Botanical Artists
The Botanical Artist - 2001-2009
Creation Care Magazine - Spring 1998- Fall 2008