Scriptural Plants

Scriptural Plants

Osborn, H. S. Plants of the Holy Land, with Their Fruits and Flowers. Beautifully Illustrated by Original Drawings, Colored from Nature.  Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1865.

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Featuring six full-page color illustrations taken from natural specimens, this religious-botanical hybrid by Rev. Henry Stafford Osborn (professor of natural science in Roanoke College, Salem, U.S.) attempted to describe every plant mentioned in the Bible. He termed these “scriptural plants.” The volume includes a list of plants and flowers found at the time in Syria and Palestine.  Trees have been reserved for a later volume, which apparently was never published.

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