(Reported By Julie Stahl) The Bible speaks of the balm of Gilead. It was a real plant in the ancient Holy Land, used in medicine, cosmetics and even for worship in the Jewish Temple. Now a modern-day Israeli farmer is reviving that biblical agriculture, along with frankincense and myrrh, but he’s also getting some resistance. Meet Guy Erlich—visionary, farmer and possible provider of plants needed for incense for a future third temple.
“This is the Balm of Gilead Farm,” Erlich told CBN News. “This is the nursery. The vision was to make agriculture of the balm of Gilead and then to make an industry out of it.” Erlich’s still in the early stages, but already he’s helping turn the desert green on a tract of land near the Dead Sea and Jericho. READ MORE