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Bible-themed Garden

The Holy Bible provides excellent examples of life in our ancient agrarian past.  The history, teachings, principles an practices have survived for thousands of years.  There is no better way to gain more insight into these messages, than to learn about agriculture through gardening.

The following is intended to help you select plants for your own Bible-themed garden.  Each of the following plants is annotated with referring Bible verses.

The book of Genesis teaches that God said, "Let the earth put forth vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, upon the earth." Gen. 1:11.


Coriander (Cilantro)
Coriandrum sativu

The seeds are used as a flavoring for meats, pickles, sausages, and sauces.  In this form, the spice is known as coriander.  The leaves are also used fresh in soups, salads and salsas.

Coriander (Cilantro) - Coriandrum sativu
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Mentioned in Exo.16:31 and Num. 11:7.

Cuminum cymimun

Cumin is an annual that is low growing (6 in.), has dark green leaves and reddish flowers.  The seeds are collected and dried and used whole or powdered to add some "heat" to dishes.

Cumin - Cuminum cymimun
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Mentioned in Isa. 28:24-29 and Mat. 23:23.

Anethum graveolens

Typically used as a culinary herb.  Fine, tender parts are finely chopped and added to sauces.  Also used fresh in pickling.  Seeds and leaves are also used dried as a seasoning.

Fern Leaf Dill - Anethum graveolens
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Mentioned in Isa. 28:25, 27 and Mat. 23:23.

Hyssopus officinalis

Hyssop has been used for its medicinal properties since ancient times.  Used as a gargle or in lozenge form, it helps to relieve sore throats and coughing.  Similar to mint flavor, use small amount in salads and other dishes.

Hyssop - Hyssopus officinalis
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Mentioned in Exodus 12:22, John 19:29 and Heb. 9:19.

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Mentioned in Mat. 13:31, Mat. 17:20, Mark 4:31, Luke 13:19, and Luke 17:6.
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Mentioned in Num. 11:5, Jer. 10:5 and Isa. 1:8.

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Mentioned in Num. 11:5.

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Mentioned in Num. 11:5.

Bible Plants for American Gardens
Eleanor Anthony King

Format: Paper, 5 1/4 x 8 1/4, 204 pages
ISBN: 0-486-23188-7

This book, which is an accurate account, both historically and horticulturally, describes trees, herbs, flowers, grains, reeds and other plants, telling the Biblical stories and sayings associated with them.


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