Biblical History Center Part 3 of 3: Plants and Herbs
Today’s post concludes the 3-part blog post on my visit to The Biblical History Center in LaGrange, Georgia. As we’d strolled the archaeological gardens of the Biblical History Center, I noticed scriptural placards in front of several plants and herbs. Since my sister-in-law recently switched to a functional medicine doctor and is researching ways to be more targeted in using plants and herbs in her diet to take a more natural approach to her health, I took a stroll back through the gardens with the purpose of exploring what was planted there to note any scriptural references to the plants in the garden so that I could share them with her. Some had scriptures – others didn’t, but I found it all so fascinating to see the scripture-based plants. As she sat at her lake house posting on Facebook that she was exploring her new herbal medicine book, I was out admiring the plants that she was reading about on her porch swing that same day.
I’ve placed the Bible verses under each picture with a scriptural reference for today’s post.
If these plants interest you, there are many more links to exploring the spiritual symbolism and uses of plants in the Bible.
One Reply to “Biblical History Center Part 3 of 3: Plants and Herbs”
And so here is a place where I could spend hours and days in pure bliss, as I love symbolism and marvel continually at what a careful study of such things as Biblical plants can reveal. I think about all the knowledge of herbal medicine throughout the centuries vs. what’s out there today… wondering how much of what is truly good and healing is sacrificed, ignored, even lost, for the sake of the almighty dollar. On another note: My youngest son was obsessed with Nativity scenes when he was around three, especially with the wise men and myrrh, which is obtained from cutting specific trees so that they bleed or “weep” tears that become resin… used as an analgesic we well as in worship and most famously for anointing the dead… he is now a funeral director apprentice. How symbolic can it get?? I have absolutely loved this series of posts and plan to reread and reference it in the future. Thank you for this gift.