The Natural History of the Bible
An Environmental Exploration of the Hebrew Scriptures
By Daniel Hillel
(Columbia University Press, Hardcover, 9780231133623, 354pp.)
Publication Date: December 2005
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
Categories: Biblical Studies - Old Testament
Daniel Hillel follows events in the Hebrew Bible to reveal the complex interplay between the ancient Israelites and their natural and cultural environments. More than just affecting their material existence, the diverse environmental character of the ancient Near East profoundly shaped the evolution of Jewish culture and beliefs and, ultimately, of Western civilization as a whole.