Beasts of the Field: The Revealing Natural History of Animals of the Bible

Pavilion Books, 26 d’oct. 2006 - 346 pàgines

Did the whale swallow Jonah, or could the culprit have been a great white shark? What kind of animals were Leviathan and Behemoth? What sort of lions confronted Daniel in the Den and from where did they originate? What were gledes, cankerworms, pygargs, ossifrages and palmerworms? Did the great plagues of Egypt really happen? Why are animals classified as ‘clean’ or ‘unclean’? Why are mythical beasts, such as unicorns, satyrs and cockatrices, mentioned in the Bible? How much of the Supernatural has crept into English translations?


This unique book answers all of these questions, and poses others about the birds, bees and beasts that inhabit the extraordinarily varied landscape of the Levant. An original take on natural history as well as an introduction to Bible stories, 'Beasts of the Field' is a crossover title that sheds light on two subjects that are of immense importance and interest.

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Revisió d'Usuari  - Kellswitch - LibraryThing

This started out promising but quickly got bogged down by the author just listing animal after animal after animal and what little looking into their historical context within both the bible and the ... Llegeix la ressenya completa

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Revisió d'Usuari  - MarthaJeanne - LibraryThing

This book has a lot of good information, but also a real problem: It just is not clear what the purpose of the book is. For each animal (generally as mentioned in the KJV of the Bible) there is ... Llegeix la ressenya completa

Sobre l'autor (2006)

Michael Bright has written numerous books on wildlife. He is an award-winning wildlife filmmaker, author and biologist.

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