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I have doubt about the conservation status of the Lebanon Cedar. Could someone verify it? 500LL 08:51, May 29, 2005 (UTC)
- Verified. Local populations in the Lebanon are vulnerable, but the species as a whole is secure (extensive forests in the Taurus Mts of Turkey) - MPF 23:04, 5 August 2005 (UTC)
The trees are in threat due to global warming: http://greenprophet.com/2008/08/07/1409/cedars-of-lebanon-climate-change/
-  lists it as a distinct species. The books on my shelf say it is a distinct species. Is there any other authority being used to denote it to be a subspecies of libani? Imc 17:54, 21 December 2006 (UTC)
- Found at least one refence, Vidakovic, who considers it a subspecies. In any case, it seems to be distinct enough in common use to merit its own article, so I've created Atlas Cedar. Imc 18:20, 21 December 2006 (UTC)
King Solomon & the Cedars of Lebanon... in the Bible.
I don't know if the Sacred Text of Christianity means anything on a nuetral site like this, but the Cedars were extremely prized and highly valued in Ancient Isreal and other Middle Eastern civilizations, according to Genesis and 1 Kings.
Among the specifications of Noah's Ark, it said "gopher wood" in King James, and it could easily be assumed that the Cedars were also used, considering they still serve as excellent lumber.
If King Solomon has any notablility, 1 Kings also says that, quote:
"...and cedar as plentiful as sycamore-fig trees in the foothills."
- -The Bible, NIV, 1 Kings 10:27, excerpt.
It probably means nothing around here, but it is pretty interesting to note.
Solomon also had another palace in the "Forest of Lebanon", 1 Kings 10:21, excerpt.
The trees were very valuable. In fact they still are, but millinieums of use make them kind of rare.
You know, it's rather sad, in my opinion, that the Bible isn't taken seriously as a history text, merely because it mentions God. God is the point of the Bible, but the Book has serious history in it as well.
I choose to believe in the Christ part, but historians could learn a bit from it, whether they believe or not.
TurtleShroom! :) †Jesus Loves You and Died for you!† 21:19, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
The contents indicate that the Lebanese Cedar can drop heavy branches without warning. Below I have included a reference. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10836557
I'm not computer literate enough to add to the entry but perhaps some other reader could do so if it is considered appropriate.