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Village of Ketzah and
Black Cumin Plant

The fictitious village of Ketzah was named for the Black Cumin plant Nigella sativa

Black Cumin or Ketsah oil

Village of Ketzah

The village of Ketzah is a fictitious town in The Bronze Bow.

Ketzah was identified on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, three miles from Capernaum.

It was a small village named after the Ketzah spice which was harvested in that region.

The black and white map in The Bronze Bow Unit Study shows the location of Ketzah compared to the other towns mentioned in the story as well as the site of the attack in Chapter 19.

Ketzah Spice

Nigella sativa

Frequently referred to as "Black Cumin"

Names of Nigella sativa

Hebrew Name: Ketsah

Also known as: Note many of those names like coriander and fennel apply to multiple plants. This is the reason the Latin name is essential.


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Our Bronze Bow Unit Study includes activities with the geography around Ketzah, use of the spice or essential oil, and the monograph listed above about Nigella sativa.

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