Plants  of theScriptures
Cedar of LebanonUsed to construct the Temple of Solomon
Cedar of Lebanon  Cedrus libani
PapyrusCyperus papyrus
Papyrus Ah, land of whirring wings which is beyond therivers of Ethiopia; which sends ambassadors bythe Nile, in vessels o...
FigFirst fruit mentioned in the Bible; Adam and Eve
Fig               Ficus caricaAnd they shall sit every man under his vine andunder his fig tree; and none shall make thema...
Redbud, Judas TreeCercis siliquastrum
Redbud, Judas TreeAnd he cast down the pieces of silver in thetemple, departed, and went and hangedhimself.               ...
Black CuminNigella sativa
Black CuminWhen hath made plain the face thereof, doth henot cast abroad the fitches and scatter thecummin?..             ...
Pomegranate             Punica granatumSymbol of fertility; seeds = number of laws God gave toIsrael; served as pattern fo...
PomegranateYour lips are like a scarlet thread, and your mouth islovely. Your cheeks are like halves of a pomegranatebehin...
IvyHedera helix
IvyAnd when the feast of Dionysius came, they werecompelled to walk in the procession in honour ofDionysius, wearing wreat...
Castor OilRicinis communis
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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden's Plants of the Scriptures presentation highlights plants mentioned in the Bible.
The ivy, papyrus, and redbud (Cercis) are all similar species to those mentioned in the Bible, but not exact matches.

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Plants of the Scriptures

  1. 1. Plants of theScriptures
  2. 2. Cedar of LebanonUsed to construct the Temple of Solomon
  3. 3. Cedar of Lebanon Cedrus libani
  4. 4. PapyrusCyperus papyrus
  5. 5. Papyrus Ah, land of whirring wings which is beyond therivers of Ethiopia; which sends ambassadors bythe Nile, in vessels of papyrus upon the waters! Isaiah 18: 1-2
  6. 6. FigFirst fruit mentioned in the Bible; Adam and Eve
  7. 7. Fig Ficus caricaAnd they shall sit every man under his vine andunder his fig tree; and none shall make themafraid… Micah 4:4
  8. 8. Redbud, Judas TreeCercis siliquastrum
  9. 9. Redbud, Judas TreeAnd he cast down the pieces of silver in thetemple, departed, and went and hangedhimself. Matthew 27:5
  10. 10. Black CuminNigella sativa
  11. 11. Black CuminWhen hath made plain the face thereof, doth henot cast abroad the fitches and scatter thecummin?.. Isaiah 28:25-27
  12. 12. Pomegranate Punica granatumSymbol of fertility; seeds = number of laws God gave toIsrael; served as pattern for Solomon’s crown
  13. 13. PomegranateYour lips are like a scarlet thread, and your mouth islovely. Your cheeks are like halves of a pomegranatebehind your veil. Song of Solomon 4:3
  14. 14. IvyHedera helix
  15. 15. IvyAnd when the feast of Dionysius came, they werecompelled to walk in the procession in honour ofDionysius, wearing wreaths of ivy. II Maccabees 6:7
  16. 16. Castor OilRicinis communis
  17. 17. Castor OilAnd the Lord God appointed a plant, and made it comeup over Jonah, that it might be a shade over his head, tosave him from his discomfort… Jonah 4:6-7
  18. 18. Barley Hordeum vulgareBarley mentioned 30 times (Revelation, Ruth,John, Ezekiel); usually in contrast with wheat.Barley less desirable.
  19. 19. Barley…A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures ofbarley for a penny… Revelation 6:6
  20. 20. Wheat Triticum durumA land of wheat, and barley, and vines, andfig trees, and pomegranates. Deuteronomy 8:8
  21. 21. FlaxLinum usitatissimum
  22. 22. Flax FlowersThe priest shall put on his linen vestments… Leviticus 6:10
  23. 23. Grapevine Vitis viniferaI am the true vine, and my Father the vinedresser… John 15: 1 - 2
  24. 24. Olive Olea europaeaBut the Wise took oil in their vessels with theirlamps… Matthew 25: 3-4 & 8
  25. 25. Date PalmPhoenix dactylifera
  26. 26. DatesAnd unto Absalom were born three sons, and onedaughter, whose name was Tamar; she was awoman of fair countenance. II Samuel 14:27
  27. 27. ReedPhragmites australis
  28. 28. ReedsBehold you are now relying on Egypt, thatbroken reed of a staff… II Kings 18:21
  29. 29. Yellow Flag Iris pseudacorusI will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow asthe lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon. Hosea 14:5
  30. 30. Job’s TearsCoix lacryma-jobi
  31. 31. Job’s Tears

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