Bible Review 6:5, October 1990

Bible Lands

The Carmel—formidable barrier and wedge into the sea

By Oded Borowski

Bible Review

The prophet Amos seems to have known the Carmel forests when he said: “Though they [the sinners] hide themselves on the top of Carmel, from there I will search out and take them” (Amos 9:3). In biblical times, thick forests of pine, oak, carob, arbutus and other trees covered the Carmel, all of which still grow today in their natural habitat.

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