Could the "burning bush" of the Old Testament have a natural, botanical explanation? Was cactus part of the Old and New Testaments landscape? These are some of the questions addressed in this book that contains a wealth of fascinating facts, legend, and lore informed speculation and solid botanical information considered that standard reference to plants of the Bible. Written by two noted botanists and educators and based on 12 years research, the book offers an abundance of botanical data and detailed factual information concerning 230 plants mentioned in the Scriptures. There are over 100 engravings and photographs throughout the text. 328 pages, 32 plates.