The Natural Bible

Encyclopedia of Judaism and the Environment

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Publisher Description

For anyone interested in Bible study, nature, the environment or religion, this unique and valuable resource elucidates the connections between the Bible and the natural world. 
This volume explores how religious environmental values can help us have a healthier relationship with the earth, and at the same time, how an appreciation of the natural environment enriches our understanding of the biblical text’s use of metaphors from the natural world.
Topics include sustainability and stewardship, our relationship with living creatures and God’s creation, and environmental justice. Essays on water, plants and animals explore symbols from the world of nature, and how the Jewish calendar and holiday cycle are linked to the climate and land of Israel. 
This book includes a guide to the many plants and trees of the Bible. Perfect for Bible study groups, teaching Jewish ideas or holidays, preparing Torah study or writing a d’var Torah, or encountering an unfamiliar biblical plant (whether on a hike in Israel or reading the weekly Torah portion).

    Religion & Spirituality
    January 24
    Behrman House Inc.
    Behrman House Inc.

    Customer Reviews

    RebDev ,

    The Natural Bible

    The Natural Bible is a brilliant antidote to Nature Deficit Disorder. Baruch Sienna takes us out into Gd's creation with fact, fiction and Jewish tradition weaving a seamless compendium that serves as a journal, personal guide, and encyclopedia. Mr. Sienna combines nature and technology adeptly flowing between text, narrative, midrash (allegory) and current state-of-the-science fact. Couldn't have come at a more essential time.

    KAL4YHVH ,

    The Natural Bible

    This has been stuck in downloading mode for two days so far.