The history of the grape-vine in the holy land

  title={The history of the grape-vine in the holy land},
  author={A. R. van Goor},
  journal={Economic Botany},
  • A. Goor
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • Economic Botany
The grape-vine (Vitis vinifera L.) is miienitioned in the Bible and all ancient Hebrew writings as 'gefen,' originating apparently from a verbal radical 'kafan' meaning to bend and curl, in reference to vine stems and tendrils; the Accadian follows with 'gufnu,' as the Aramaic does with 'gufna.' The fruit is, in Hebrew, 'anav,' and in Arabic 'enab.' The grape-vine, known also as the European vine, has been cultivated in the Holy Land for many centuries. Vines in the wild state have been found… 

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