Torah Flora - The Biblical Botany Website


Source: Torah Flora


Torah Flora is a website devoted to Biblical ethnobotany, a way of using the tools of botany and ethnobotany to help us better understand the Torah. This includes such things as identifying the plants and other natural phenomena mentioned in the Tanach (Jewish Bible), using information about these plants to shed light on their use in prophetic metaphor, and studying the plants involved in performing various mitzvot in order to better appreciate and perform those mitzvot.

The website contains academic essays on various aspects of Biblical ethnobotany, classified by topic (Blessings, Chanukah, Environmental Conservation, Land of Israel, Nature in Biblical Metaphor, Pesach, Purim) a listing of relevant written and online resources and suggestions for educational activities on Torah Flora.

Updated: Sep. 01, 2009