From these materials, Musselman provides several new plant identifications from controversial biblical passages. Also, the book surveys the history of biblical plant literature from the time of the Greeks and Romans to the present and reviews and correlates it with biblical plant hermeneutics. To aid readers, extensive references for further study are provided, along with an index to all verses containing references to plants that enables the reader to locate a plant of interest in its textual setting quickly.
A dictionary of Bible plants describes and illustrates each plant mentioned in the Old and New Testaments and the Apocrypha. It draws on Lytton John Musselman’s extensive field investigations from Beirut to Borneo and from the Atlas to the Zagros mountains and includes his photographs of each plant. The text also reviews recent analytical studies of plants used in materials and technology as well as beer production, medicine, tensile materials, soaps, and other articles.