The Spice Trade

The Spice Trade

The five major civilizations from the 4th to the 1st millenniums BC were the Indus Valley Civilization in India, the Sumerians in modern Iraq, the Egyptians, the Greeks on the isle of Crete, and the Chinese in the land north of the Himalayas. The use of spices in...
Herbs In The Holy Anointing Oil

Herbs In The Holy Anointing Oil

As one of the most researched of ancient literatures, the Bible is a window into the life and practices of the people who lived in Israel and bordering nations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, and Judea. The Bible and other texts from that time offer a broad view...
Holy Herbs: Myrrh In The Bible

Holy Herbs: Myrrh In The Bible

This is one of the four herb ingredients in the Holy Anointing Oil. Myrrh is the aromatic gum or resin that exudes from the stems and branches of more than 150 species in the Commiphoragenus of the Burseraceae family (e.g., Commiphora myrrha, Commiphora...
Herbs In Religious Texts

Herbs In Religious Texts

Rock paintings in France, India, and other parts of the world show prehistoric humans interacting with nature. These paintings from the Stone Age date from 30000 years ago in Africa to 3300 BC (the start of the Bronze Age) in eastern Asia. They show wood, nuts,...
Herbs In The Anointing Oil

Herbs In The Anointing Oil

As one of the most researched of ancient literatures, the Bible is a window into the life and practices of the people who lived in Israel and bordering nations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, and Judea. The Bible and other texts from that time offer a broad view...

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