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

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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.

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