From Frankincense to the Mustard Seed: Author Hans Arne Jensen Opens Door to Botany in the Bible

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Comprehensive study of Biblical-era plants fascinates gardeners, academics alike.

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The dream of paradise and the use of plants in story telling are as old as man.

“The dream of paradise and the use of plants in story telling are as old as man.” So says expert botanist Hans Arne Jensen in his new book, Plant World of the Bible.

Authoritative, exhaustively researched, expertly written and beautifully illustrated with ancient and rarely seen artwork, Plant World of the Bible is the definitive guide to the almost 100 plant species mentioned in the texts of the Bible.

“I… find that Dr. Jensen’s work is not only accurate but also very interesting," says Dr. Arnold L. Larsen, Director and Professor emeritus at Colorado State University. “This work should be accepted and enjoyed worldwide.”

Written for Bible readers, gardeners, history buffs and cultural scholars, Plant World of the Bible explains in detail the massive historical and cultural significance of these plants and their inclusion in human history’s most influential book.

Plant World of the Bible
By Hans Arne Jensen
ISBN: 978-1-4567-8835-3
Softcover, retail price: $57.98
E-book price: $3.99

About the author
Hans Arne Jensen was born on the small island of Flyn, Denmark into a family of Lutheran farmers. After some years of practical farming, followed by studies in agronomy and botany (Ph.D.) at the Agricultural University in Copenhagen, he was employed for 40 years by the Danish State Seed Testing Station.

Jensen has published more than 120 scientific contributions and several books on subjects as diverse as the germination of old seeds and archaeological-historical investigations of seeds in Viking-era Danish towns (for the latter honored with the degree, Dr. agro.).

Jensen resides in Slagslunde, outside of Copenhagen, with his wife Lisbeth.

Plant World of the Bible is a revised edition of Jensen’s latest book in Danish, Bibelens Planteverden (2004).

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