John Paterson, a pastor, and his wife, Katherine Paterson, a multi-award winning novelist, explore the symbolic significance of the flowers, fruits, and plants mentioned in various stories and passages in the Bible. Each cited Bible passage is followed by a stunning full-color painting by Anne Ophelia Dowden, one of America’s most distinguished botanical illustrators: from the “apple” in the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil to the red lentils in the story of Jacob and Esau. Each painting is accompanied by a description of the plants and a discussion of their use in Bible times. This spectacular volume will be treasured by readers for years to come.
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