Peasant Life in the Holy Land

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E.P. Dutton, 1906 - Jews - 321 pages
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Page 87 - Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel, for the Philistines said, "Lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears." But all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his share and his coulter and his axe and his mattock.
Page 175 - That which was torn of beasts I brought not unto thee : I bare the loss of it : of my hand didst thou require it, whether stolen by day or stolen by night. Thus I was ; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night ; and my sleep departed from mine eyes.
Page 117 - And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
Page 95 - And Samuel said, As thy sword hath made women childless, so shall thy mother be childless among women.
Page 56 - There is no God but God, and Mohammed is the apostle of God...
Page 212 - there are several unlucky numbers, the first being five, and therefore, instead of saying the number, they often say 'Your hand,' five being the number of the fingers; seven is another unlucky number, strange to say, and is passed over in silence, or the word 'A blessing' is used instead; at nine Moslems often say, 'Pray in the name of Mohammed'; eleven also is not unf requently omitted, the measurer saying, 'There are ten,' and then passing on to twelve.
Page 20 - Then she remembered these words of the apostle, which he spake to the man who sat at the beautiful gate of the temple, Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have give I thee.
Page 13 - These things hast thou done, and I held my tongue, and thou thoughtest wickedly, that I am even such a one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set before thee the things that thou hast done.
Page 114 - In some parts of the country neither bride nor bridegroom may cross a stream for a period of seven days after the wedding, as this would be most unlucky, and would mean the cutting off the succession, the Arabic idiom for crossing a stream being that of cutting it.
Page 173 - In the deep valleys which descend from the tableland of Moab, and those in the hills about Es Salt (Ramoth Gilead), the perennial streams are bordered with a thick grove of tamarisk, oleander, and tall reeds. Here I have often seen the shepherds bring their flocks at noon to drink, and then rest in the deep, cool shade of the bushes by the water's side. David had, no doubt, often done the same when feeding his father's sheep, and had some such scene before his mind when he penned the words : ' He...

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