Biblical Geography and History

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Ch. Scribner's Sons, 1911 - Bible - 296 pages
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Page 114 - And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.
Page 68 - Asamoneans reigned, they filled up that valley with earth, and had a mind to join the city to the temple. They then took off part of the height of Acra, and reduced it to be of less elevation than it was before, that the temple might be superior to it.
Page 124 - Jordan overfloweth all its banks all the time of harvest), that the waters which came down from above stood, and rose up in one heap, a great way off, at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan ; and those that went down toward the sea of the Arabah, even the Salt Sea, were wholly cut off: and the people passed over right against Jericho.
Page 162 - This same Hezekiah also stopped the upper spring of the waters of Gihon, and brought them straight down on the west side of the city of David.
Page 68 - Acra, and reduced it to be of less elevation than it was before, that the temple might be superior to it. Now the valley of the cheesemongers, as it was called, and was that which we told you before distinguished the hill of the upper city from that of the lower, extended as far as Siloam ; for that is the name of a fountain which hath sweet water in it, and this in great plenty also.
Page 18 - I did not let it rain,h 8bYet ye did not return to me,' is the oracle of Jehovah. **I smote you with blight and mildew, I laid waste your gardens and vineyards, Your fig and your olive trees the young locust devoured; Yet you did not return to me,
Page 71 - And he bought the hill Samaria of Shemer for two talents of silver; and he built on the hill, and called the name of the city which he built, after the name of Shemer, the owner of the hill, Samaria.
Page 297 - The Founders and Rulers of United Israel. From the Death of Moses to the Division of the Hebrew Kingdom.
Page 67 - THE city of Jerusalem was fortified with three walls, on such parts as were not encompassed with unpassable valleys; for in such places it had but one wall. The city was built upon two hills, which are opposite to one another, and have a valley to divide them asunder; at which valley the corresponding rows of houses on both hills end. Of these hills, that which contains the upper city is much higher, and in length more direct. Accordingly, it was called the "Citadel...
Page 68 - ... the valley of the Cheese-mongers, as it was called, and was that which we told you before distinguished the hill of the upper city from that of the lower, extended as far as Siloam ; for that is the name of a fountain which hath sweet water in it, and this in great plenty also. But on the out-sides, these hills are surrounded by deep valleys, and by reason of the precipices to them belonging, on both sides they are every where unpassable.

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