When the fox digs this lair, it removes the soil and spreads it in all directions around the entrance, thus forming a kind of fan shape.
The Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Animals and Plants of the Bible, by biologist and theologian Antonio Cruz, analyses the over 300 animal and plant species mentioned in Scripture.
Each human being has some 23,000 genes, while the water flea has about 31,000, but clustered together in a genome that is 15 times smaller than the human genome.
If there were no carnivores, herbivore animals would succumb to starvation and many different diseases.
The Hebrew word zera, which means “seed”, both vegetal and animal, was translated into Greek as sperma, meaning “that which has been sown”.
The land by the sea will become pastures having wells for shepherds and pens for flocks. Zeph. 2:6
The atmospheric conditions characteristic of the Old Testament period were conducive to the existence of enormous flocks of partridges on the mountains of Judea, on the banks of the Dead Sea and in the Negev desert.
The Olea europea is one of the most emblematic trees in the regions bordering the Mediterranean, and abundant in the Holy Land since remote antiquity. The Bible refers to it, and to the products that are obtained from it, on many occasions.
Wood was scarce in Biblical lands, due to the poverty of the forests, it had to be imported from other regions, like Lebanon. Wood was reserved for feeding the fires of their sacrifices.
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In the Holy Land alone, there are some 90 types of herbaceous plants, each divided into hundreds of different subspecies.
Genetic research places the first human beings in the South African country. Christian scientists say the study is inconclusive and the debate about our origins will continue.
The psalmist alludes to the tall cypress trees that supported the heavy nests of the storks to highlight the way God cares for his creation.
“The disappearance of many species of insects could possibly be the beginning of the disappearance of our own species”, PhD in Biology Antonio Cruz, says.
Although “virus” means “poison”, and we associate the term with diseases such as Ebola, AIDS or flu, among others, certain viruses are instrumental in the growth of our nervous system.
While pecking a tree the woodpecker is subjected to impacts of up to 1400 times the force of gravity. Human beings can only withstand impacts of up to 8 times the force of gravity before becoming unconscious.
Author and PhD in Biology, Antonio Cruz, analyses the importance of the finding of a lake of liquid water in Mars, made by the European Space Agency.
As a relict species it has only managed to survive on a handful of isolated mountain-tops.
Glynn Harrison explains how pornography draws us into addictive behaviours, and needs be tackled in the context of a more positive - truly biblical - vision for developing a healthy sexuality.
The US may have left the Paris climate agreement, but Christians cannot avoid their responsibility in preserving God’s creation, says Antonio Cruz.
Earwigs are calm and peaceful insects which feed on aphids and sea-slug eggs, which makes them beneficial for agriculture.
What mysterious properties do the Oikopleura dioica have to challenge God and cause such religious tremors?