Bible Verse of the Day:
So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!"
JOHN 12:13 ESV
Today's Photo Description:
View of a date palm plantation at an oasis near the Dead Sea in Israel. Although people often associate palm trees with coconuts, date palm trees have been cultivated and prized from remotest antiquity. The fruit of date palms has been a source of food and wealth in the irrigable deserts of North Africa and the Middle East. Spanish missionaries carried the tree to the New World in the 18th and early 19th centuries. All parts of the date palm yield products of economic value, including its trunk (timber), midribs of the leaves (material for crates and furniture), leaflets (basketry), leaf bases (fuel), fruit stalks (for rope and fuel), and seeds (sometimes ground and used as stock feed). Palms begin to bear fruit in 4 to 5 years and reach full bearing at 10 to 15 years, yielding 40 to 80 kg (90 to 180 pounds) or more each. Palms are known to live as long as 150 years. (Britannica.com)
Photo by hermitis, Israel © Copyright
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