Travels in Chaldaea: Including a Journey from Bussorah to Bagdad, Hillah and Babylon, Performed on Foot in 1827. With Observations on the Sites and Remains of Babel, Seleucia and Ctesiphon
Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1829 - Babylonia - 333 pages
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Afrasiab Ahwaz ancient antiquity appears Appendix Arabia Arabs Arrian Babel Babylon Babylonian Bagdad Basrah beautiful Belus Berosus Birs bitumen boats breadth bricks brickwork bridge building built burnt Bussorah called camel canal cement chap character composed crossed Ctesias Ctesiphon desert Diodorus Diodorus Siculus distance district earth east eastern bank edifices Euphrates exhibit face feet fifty fragments furlongs gates ground half heap height Herodotus Hillah hundred yards Hussein Pasha Ibrahim inhabitants inscriptions Kasr Kesra khaun king Kufah layers mass Mesopotamia miles mosque mounds mountains Mujellibah natives nearly Nemroud Nimrod Nineveh palace Persian Persian Empire plain qu'il reeds remains Rich river road ruins Sabean says Seleucia Semiramis side situated spot square stone Strabo stream strewed summit Tamarix temple of Belus thick Tigris tile tion tomb tower town traced traveller Turks vases village wall western
Page 234 - And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there. But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and Satyrs shall dance there.
Page 131 - All this came upon the king Nebuchadnezzar. At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon. The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty...
Page 167 - Because of the wrath of the Lord it shall not be inhabited, but it shall be wholly desolate: every one that goeth by Babylon shall be astonished, and hiss at all her plagues.
Page 167 - Therefore the wild beasts of the desert, with the wild beasts of the islands, shall dwell there, and the owls shall dwell therein : and it shall be no more inhabited for ever ; neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation.
Page 73 - And Cush begat Nimrod : he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord. Wherefore it is said, even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech and Accad and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
Page 195 - By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof. For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song ; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
Page 235 - It shall never be inhabited, Neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation : Neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there ; Neither shall the shepherds make their fold there. But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there ; And their houses shall be full of doleful creatures ; And owls shall dwell there, And satyrs shall dance there. And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, And dragons in their pleasant palaces: And her time is near to come, And her days shall...
Page 32 - 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 201 - ... harps, and, while Jerusalem was not, refused to be comforted. But how is the rest of the scene changed since then ! At that time those broken hills were palaces — those long undulating mounds, streets — this vast solitude filled with the busy subjects of the proud daughter of the East. — Now, wasted with misery, her habitations are not to be found — and for herself, the worm is spread over her...