Commercial and bureaucratic hindrances collided with an uncontrollable reality: the faith of many players.
The varying and changing climate in the Bible lands allowed for a wide variety of trees, which took root everywhere from the high, and very cold, mountain regions of Mt. Hermon to the hot Negev desert and the shores of the Dead Sea.
Or : gardeners on vacation.
As a relict species it has only managed to survive on a handful of isolated mountain-tops.
Producers will help cover the costs of clean-up and waste management for items such as food and drinks containers. “Single use plastics are not a smart economic or environmental choice”, says the European Commission.
There were insects that could be eaten, such as various types of winged locusts, which the New Testament also refers to as the food that John the Baptist ate.
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The caper is native to Southeast Asia, but it is common throughout the Mediterranean basin and in many other parts of the world.
How students in Latin America demonstrate the gospel.
The ancient Egyptians tamed them and trained them to collect fruit from the tallest trees, like palms, and even to look after flocks of sheep, just as certain breeds of dog are trained to do nowadays.
It is a strong, timid, solitary and hard-to-find member of the heron family, whose brownish-red plumage bears a number of dark streaks, and which lives among the reeds in marshy wetland.
A report warns that ocean plastic will triple in a decade. “We invest a lot of money for missions to space, but there’s nothing living out there. The sea bed is teeming with life”, experts say.
In the Bible, saffron is only mentioned in the Song of Songs, as one of the most prominent aromatic spices, and with the aim of highlighting the beauty of the beloved.
Companies in several countries work to eradicate plastic packaging.
Why is it that, despite feeding on decomposing animal flesh, vultures never catch any diseases?
Henna is only referred to twice in the Song of Songs (chapter 1:14 and 4:13), in relation to beauty, fragrance and love.
A few countries control and consume a large amount of the world’s resources.
There is only one verse in the Bible where cotton is mentioned (Esther 1 v 6), although many versions translate it as linen.
The term was translated as “cedar”, “poplar” and even “cypress” as it was thought that fir trees did not exist in Biblical lands.
Helicopters airlifted tourists in Switzerland and Italy as more than 20,000 tourists trapped.
In ancient times carob pods were used to feed horses, donkeys and pigs, though they could also be used as a source of food for humans.
Debora means “bee”, an animal regarded by the Hebrews as organised, wise and hard-working.
The Dead Sea area - situated some 400 metres below sea level - only gets 150 to 200 per square metre per year.
According to researchers, the solar eclipse took place on 30 October 1207 BC. If the words in Joshua “are describing a real observation, then a major astronomical event was taking place”.
The Four Seasons are portraits carefully crafted by each season’s elements, and questions our notions of the human face and the sentiments it evokes.
How sad it is to have heard the word of God, and to allow it to be snatched away.