Palestine: Its Historical Geography: With Topographical Index, and Maps

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T & T Clark, 1894 - Eretz Israel - 227 pages
 

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Page 86 - Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.
Page 30 - Then we rise to higher ground and ride through noble forests of oak. Then for a mile or two through luxuriant green corn, or perhaps through a rich forest of scattered olivetrees, left untended and uncared for, with perhaps patches of corn in the open glades.
Page 141 - When you go through these [first] cloisters unto the second [court of the] temple, there was a partition made of stone all around, whose height was three cubits ; its construction was very elegant : upon it stood pillars, at equal distances from one another, declaring the law of purity, — some in Greek and some in Roman letters, — that ' no foreigner should go within that sanctuary...
Page 120 - ... to his neighbour, for there was an excess (?) in the rock on the right. They rose up ... they struck on the west of the excavation, the excavators struck each to meet the other, pick to pick.
Page 98 - Woe to the land,' says the prophet, 'that sendeth ambassadors by the sea in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters/ and Procopius already perceives the true meaning of the passage. At Afka, the ancient Aphek, named from the...
Page 170 - And Chemosh said to me, Go take Nebo against Israel. (And I) went in the night, and I fought against it from the break of dawn till noon, and I took it and slew in all seven thousand (men...
Page 84 - And all the villages that were round about these cities to Baalathbeer, Ramath of the south. This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Simeon according to their families. 9 Out of the portion of the children of Judah...
Page 84 - Ain, Rimmon, and Ether, and Ashan ; four cities with their villages : and all the villages that were round about these cities to Baalath-beer, Ramah of the South.
Page 142 - ... was spread out a golden vine, with its branches hanging down from a great height, the largeness and fine workmanship of which was a surprising sight to the spectators, to see what vast materials there were, and with what great skill the workmanship was done.
Page 17 - ... sharp and ragged in outline. These ridges stood almost isolated, between broad flat valleys of soft white marl scattered with flints, and with a pebbly torrent-course in the middle. There was not a tree visible, scarcely even a thorny shrub ; the whole was like the dry basin of a former sea, scoured by the rains...

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