In Israel, farmers are reviving seeds from biblical times

“We are talking about the resurrection of 2000-year-old and older date seeds that come from the Judean Desert and Masada and are part of a scientific experiment. »

In the middle of Israel's Arava Desert, a community is reviving 2000-year-old seeds as part of a science experiment. After Methuselah, Adam, Jonah and Hannah, a new tree was planted, a date palm named Judith.

"We're talking about the resurrection of 2000-year-old and older date seeds that come from the Judean Desert and Masada and are part of a science experiment," says Sarah Sallon, director and founder of The Natural Medicine Research Center. in Jerusalem.

Elaine Solowey is a botanist. She explains that the seed that gave birth to Judith was found in the caves of Qumran.

For Sarah Sallon, the Bible is the “guide to ancient species”.

“We will be testing these dates in the future to really see what they do and if they differ from other modern commercial date varieties. So for the kibbutz, it's big business. »

Dr. Tareq Abu Hamed, director of the Arava Institute of Kibbutz Ketura, sees in it “the hope for peace in our region”.

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source: CBN News

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