The Torah Encyclopedia of the Animal Kingdom

The Torah Encyclopedia of the Animal Kingdom


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The Torah Encyclopedia of the Animal Kingdom is a milestone in publishing. It includes: Entries on every animal found in the Torah, Prophets and Writings, every reference to the animal in Scripture, a vast range of sources from the Talmud and Midrash, detailed analyses of the identities of these animals, based on classical Jewish sources and contemporary zoology, the symbolism of these animals in Jewish thought throughout the ages, zoological information about these animals and fascinating facts, lessons that Judaism derives from these animals for us to use in our own daily lives, Laws relating to the various different animals, and stunning, full-color photographs, that bring the Scriptural and Rabbinic descriptions to life.

Hardback. Full color. 433 pages.

NOTE: This resource is written from an orthodox Jewish perspective. The reader should read with discernment. DPH believes that students of the scripture will benefit from the insights provided by Jewish writers even when those writers take positions that may be different than the Christian approach.

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Rabbi Natan Slifkin

Rabbi Dr. Natan Slifkin is the founder and director of the Biblical Museum of Natural History near Beit Shemesh, Israel. Raised in Manchester, England, he made aliya to Israel in 1993. He studied in yeshivot for many years and received rabbinic ordination from Or Sameach Institutions. He holds an MA in Jewish Studies from Lander College Jerusalem and a PhD in Jewish History from Bar Ilan University. His thesis dealt with rabbinic confrontations with zoology. Rabbi Slifkin has written many books on Judaism, science and zoology. He lives in Beit Shemesh with his wife and children.

Over the last fifteen years, Rabbi Slifkin has run a number of educational programs at zoos and natural history museums, and is a popular scholar-in-residence at synagogues worldwide. He also leads African safaris, and was featured on Animal Planet’s documentary “Beasts of the Bible.” His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Jerusalem Post, and numerous magazines, television and radio shows.

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Weight 4.5 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 8.5 × 1.5 in



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