Sacred Flowers, Holy Trees & Blessed Thorns: Fifty Plants in the Life of Jesus
|by Ami Tamir|
| Retail: $25.00|
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches
Pub Date: September 2017
Item Number: 208798
Categories: Archaeology and Biblical History; Church History
Sacred Flowers, Holy Trees & Blessed Thorns: Fifty Plants in the Life of Jesus tells the stories of fifty plants connected to Christian tradition, which can be found, in season, by the Christian pilgrim visiting the land of Israel. This unique resource includes illustrations that enable the pilgrim to identify the lessrecognizable, and encourages the study of the rich botanical variety he or she will find on footpaths between pilgrimage sites, churches, and archaeological remains. Sacred Flowers, Holy Trees & Blessed Thorns is a must-have for anyone who is interested in how the Christian story is grounded in the physical reality of the land of Israel.
“The encounter with the plants brings to life the wondrous tales of the Holy Family: here they acquire a deeper religious significance. That is the magic secret: to touch the matter, the rocks, the clumps of earth, and the flowers growing on them” (from the Introduction).
Ami Tamir, a devout nature lover, is an educator and licensed Israeli guide with a Masters degree in Biology and Education. He trains and teaches student guides in the field of flora and fauna of the Holy Land, and lectures at academic institutions, the Israel Defense Force, and others. This is his second book.