The Land of Israel: A Journal of Travels in Palestine

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Society for the promoting Christian knowledge, 1865 - Eretz Israel - 651 pages
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Page 153 - and its houses are, as a rule, superior to those of Jerusalem. The streets are cleaner, and often a little millstream of purest water ripples down the centre; for Shechem was pre-eminently " a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills." The sidestreets are often like low cellars, quite dark,
Page 383 - Again, after the destruction of the cities, we are told that Abraham, then encamped at Mamre, " looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.
Page 14 - of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills." By the side of these Little water-courses, sheltered and concealed by the reeds, many a little warbler, known to us in the summer, was pouring forth its
Page 379 - the site of the Cities of the Plain, and the means used to accomplish their destruction. With regard to the latter, the inspired writer simply says, " The Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven
Page 625 - of the landscape, but its place was abundantly supplied by fine walnut-trees, apricots, figs, and almonds. We could not here but recall the Psalmist's expression, "As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion
Page 559 - shewed him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan, and all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, unto the utmost sea, and the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, unto Zoar.
Page 426 - They journeyed from Bethel, and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath. . . . And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem." (Gen. xxxv. 16, 19.) Passing the tomb, and afterwards the grey convent of Mar Elias, with its apocryphal traditions of Elijah, another short hour brought
Page 384 - they overtake them at the sources of the Jordan. Once more, in the view which was granted to Moses from the top of Pisgah, he beheld " the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the City of Palm Trees, unto Zoar.
Page 383 - it was well watered everywhere, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east.
Page 52 - disorderly crowd rather than a procession. First came a large party of women, closely veiled, and howling, the hired mourners, doubtless, of the occasion. " Call for the mourning women, that they may come; and send for cunning women, that they may come : and let them make haste, and take up a wailing

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