Combining history, anecdotal history, legends and traditions, Healing Plants of the Bible: Then and Now provides an informative look at faith concerns and healing practices and suggests that the two have been intertwined since creation itself. Beginning with a consideration of the Hebrew people and the surrounding cultures, the book discusses how through the centuries, religious communities have both helped and hindered the advancement of healing knowledge and medicine. The book discusses thirty-five plants that are used as essential oils today and compares those uses with the plants’ uses in ancient times. Each plant considered includes Biblical references. Appendices offer a more detailed look at the scripture in which each plant is mentioned as well as references to an additional thirteen words related to essential oils, aromas and worship.