Peter Parley's method of telling about the geography of the Bible, revised and adapted by S. Blair (Google eBook)

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Page 87 - This city was famous in later times for making the best swords, sabres, and other cutlery; but the art which the people once possessed is now lost. The inhabitants of this city were also celebrated for manufacturing beautiful silks, to which the name of damask was given, from the place where they were made. 6. Another place in Syria mentioned in the Bible was Tadmor, sometimes called " Tadmor in the desert ;" this was built by Solomon for the convenience of his traders ; it was ten miles in extent,...
Page 86 - Minor, on the east by the river Euphrates and Arabia, on the south by Palestine and a part of Arabia, and west by the Mediterranean Sea. 2. Syria is frequently mentioned in the Bible. The people were engaged in almost constant wars with the Jews, from the time of David nearly to the time of Christ, when it became a Roman province. 3. At this period its capital was Antioch, which was one of the most splendid cities in the world. This was the native place of St. Luke, and here both St. Peter and St....
Page 88 - Phoenice, or Phoenicia, which lay along the border of the Mediterranean Sea ; it contained the cities of Tyre, Sidon, Ptolemais, and other celebrated places. In very early times, the Phoenicians were famous for taking the lead in commerce, navigation, and other arts. They were then an independent nation, but in after times their country became a province of Syria. 9. Syria is at the present day governed by the Turks, and like every other country under their sway, is stamped with an aspect of desolation...
Page 89 - Asia Minor, or Natolia, as it is now called, lies at the north-eastern corner of the Mediterranean Sea ; it is a kind of peninsula, bounded on the north by the Euxine or Black Sea; on the west by the ^Egean Sea; and on the east by Syria, Mesopotamia, and Armenia.
Page 89 - Sea; and on the east by Syria, Mesopotamia, and Armenia. 11. It is about six hundred miles in length, from east to west, and four hundred in breadth. It is at present under the government of Turkey, and its inhabitants are mostly believers in Mahomet. The chief city now is Smyrna, to which many vessels go from this country, and bring back figs, dates, and other things.
Page 87 - In modern times it is called Pal-my'-ra. 7. At the distance of thirty-seven miles northwest of Damascus are the remains of Balbec, a very splendid city in the time of the apostles, and then called He-li-op'-o-lis. It is now in ruins, and contains scarcely more than a thousand inhabitants. 8. I must not forget to mention...
Page 79 - Here was the little isle, once covered by her palaces and surrounded by her fleets ; where the builders perfected her beauty in the midst of the seas ; where her merchants were princes, and her traffickers the honourable of the earth...
Page 132 - God created Adam and Eve, and placed them in the garden of Eden, did he announce to them any law for their observance, having attached to it the penalty in question?
Page 90 - Through the labours of Paul, Barnabas, Silas, Timothy, Luke, and perhaps others, Christianity was early planted in nearly all the divisions of Asia Minor.
Page 87 - Another place in Syria mentioned in the Bible, was Tadmor, sometimes called " Tadmor in the Desert ;" this was built by Solomon for the convenience of his traders ; it was ten miles in extent, but it is now in ruins. The splendid remains of this place, consisting of columns and other things, beautifully sculptured in stone, show that it must have been a rich and powerful city. In modern times it is called Pal-my'-ra.

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