Biblical Gardening

Biblical Gardening

“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” – Genesis 1:1

THERE IS SO LITTLE WRITTEN ON THE SUBJECT OF BIBLICAL GARDENING. Plants that are mentioned in the bible have been covered well. I’m hoping, however, that this document will spark more interest in the laws of biblical gardening and help us to return to a more biblical way of life. This is not intended to be an exhaustive study, nor is it intended to be the only gardening reference in your collection. This document should be used in conjunction with the bible, and with organic gardening books, many of which have helpful hints at planting seeds, increasing yield/productivity, companion planting for pest control, and collecting seeds.

All biblical quotes are from the Authorized King James Version (AKJV) of the bible, with the LORD and GOD replaced with YHWH, the proper Hebrew transliterated name of God. This name is pronounced “Yahweh” according to many biblical scholars. “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.” – Matthew 6:9

Italics are retained and were added to the text by the translators of the AKJV. Removing them sometimes gives different meanings to the text. Bold is added for emphasis.

“And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for YHWH God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.” – Genesis 2:5