Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices — mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law — justice, mercy and faithfulness.
We just read Matthew 23:23 in the Bible last night, and having planted mint in our garden, we found out that it grows like a weed and spreads everywhere. Which, knowing this, gives more depth to the biblical text, implying that tithes of mint aren’t worth very much. I’m guessing that dill and cumin would be the same way. Click on the links below to learn more about plants of the Bible!
12 Bible Verses About Herbs and Plants – from OpenBible.org
Catholic Encyclopedia: Plants in the Bible – Discusses all types of plants mentioned in the Sacred Scriptures.
Plants of the Bible – Symbols, Parables and Healing.
Plants of the Bible – Learn about 139 biblical plants and related terms mentioned in the Bible, from the Christian Answers WebBible Encyclopedia.
Plants in Hebrew Literature – from the Jewish Virtual Library.
Plants of the Bible – This is a list of all the plants in the Bible arranged alphabetically by common name. For accuracy, the scientific name is also included.
Plants in a Biblical Garden – This site has additional Bible Garden links.