Wormwood and Self-Examination

(Self justification can lead us down the road from chet to zadon, from carelessness to willful defiance, from rosh to la’anah; September 2018)

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September 14th, 2018 - Posted in Holidays, Nature in Biblical Metaphor, Yom Kippur | 5 Comments

Jonah and the Castor Bean

(Jonah’s shade plant provides a graphic metaphor for the message of this Biblical book.; August 2015)

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August 24th, 2015 - Posted in Nature in Biblical Metaphor, Yom Kippur | 4 Comments

Botany, Prophecy, and Theology

(Botany determines Jeremiah’s theology; August 2009)

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August 17th, 2009 - Posted in Land of Israel, Nature in Biblical Metaphor | 7 Comments

May your children be like olive trees

(Metaphor of the olive tree in Psalm 128; March 2007)

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August 20th, 2008 - Posted in Nature in Biblical Metaphor | 5 Comments