Rose of Jericho mentions in history

The Rose of Jericho, also known as the Resurrection Plant, is a unique species of desert plant that has the ability to survive extreme droughts and revive itself after seemingly dying. This plant has captured the attention of many people throughout history and has been mentioned in various books, both religious and non-religious.

In terms of religious texts, the Rose of Jericho is mentioned in both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. In the Old Testament, the plant is referred to as the “anastatica-hierochuntica” and is mentioned in the book of Job, chapter 14, verse 7-9: “For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.

Rose of Jericho mentions in history
Rose of Jericho mentions in history

Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground; yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.” This passage describes the resilience of the plant and its ability to revive itself

In the New Testament, the Rose of Jericho is mentioned in the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 6, verse 28-30: “And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: and yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?” Although this passage does not directly mention the Rose of Jericho, it refers to the idea of nature’s resilience and the provision that God provides for all living things.

The Rose of Jericho is also mentioned in other religious texts such as the Quran and the Hadith. In the Quran, the plant is referred to as the “Tumbleweed” and is mentioned in Surah Al-Hajj, chapter 22, verse 5: “O mankind! if ye have a doubt about the Resurrection, (consider) that We created you out of dust, then out of sperm, then out of a leech-like clot, then out of a morsel of flesh, partly formed and partly unformed, in order that we may manifest (our power) to you; and we cause whom we will to rest in the wombs for an appointed term, then do we bring you out as babes, then (foster you) that ye may reach your age of full strength; and some of you are called to die, and some are sent back to the feeblest old age, so that they know nothing after having known (much), and (further), thou seest the earth barren and lifeless, but when We pour down rain on it, it is stirred (to life), it swells, and it puts forth every kind of beautiful growth (in pairs).” In this passage, the Rose of Jericho is used as a metaphor for the resurrection of the dead.

In addition to religious texts, the Rose of Jericho has also been mentioned in other books throughout history. In the book “The Travels of Marco Polo,” which was written in the 13th century, the plant is referred to as the “Flower of St. Mary.” The author describes how the plant can be revived by placing it in water and how it was commonly used for medicinal purposes.

Another book that mentions the Rose of Jericho is “The Book of One Thousand and One Nights,” also known as the “Arabian Nights.” In one of the tales, a merchant discovers the plant while traveling