Travels in Chaldĉa: including a journey from Bussorah to Bagdad, Hillah, and Babylon, performed on foot in 1827. With observations on the sited and remains of Babel, Seleucia, and Ctesiphon
H. Colburn and R. Bentley, 1829 - Babylon (Extinct city) - 333 pages
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Afrasiab Ahwaz ancient antiquity appears Appendix Arabia Arabs Arrian Babel Babylon Babylonian Bagdad Basrah beautiful Belidian Belus Berosus Birs Nemroud bitumen boats breadth bricks brickwork bridge building built burnt called camel canal cement chap character composed crossed Ctesiphon Desert Diodorus Diodorus Siculus distance earth east eastern bank edifices Euphrates extends face feet fifty fragments furlongs gates half heap height Herodotus Hillah hundred Hussein Hussein Pasha Ibrahim inhabitants inscriptions journey Kasr Kesra khaun king Koorna Kufah mass MEMOIR Mesopotamia miles MODERN BUSSORAH mosque mounds mountains Mujellibah natives Nimrod Note palace Pasha Persian Persian Empire plain qu'il reeds remains remarkable Rich river road ruins says Seleucia Seleucus Nicator Semiramis Sheikh side situated spot square stone Strabo stream Tamarix temple of Belus thick Tigris tion tomb tower town traced Travels tribe Turks vases village wall western yards
Page 203 - I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the Lord of hosts.
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 164 - Behold, the people of the land now are many, and ye make them rest from their burdens. And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying, Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore : let them go and gather straw for themselves.
Page 235 - Chaldee's 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 the owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there. And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons...
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 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 191 - Chaldeans pourtrayed with vermilion, girded with girdles upon their loins, exceeding in dyed attire upon their heads, all of them princes to look to, after the manner of the Babylonians of Chaldea, the land of their nativity...
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 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.