Heth and Moab: Explorations in Syria in 1881 and 1882

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Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund, 1892 - Syria - 397 pages
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Page 99 - Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
Page 160 - For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold, his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man.
Page 399 - Archaeology, the Topography, the Geology and Physical Geography, the Manners and Customs of the Holy Land, for Biblical Illustration.
Page 53 - Sit tibi copia, Sit sapientia, Formaque detur; Inquinat omnia Sola superbia Si comitetur.
Page 99 - Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
Page 302 - that it is unlucky to tread on a threshold. In all mosques a wooden bar at the door obliges those who enter to stride across the sill, and the same custom is observed in the rustic shrines.
Page 150 - It took a full hour to reach the bottom of the gorge, and the scene beneath was wonderful beyond description. On the south, black basalt, brown limestone, gleaming marl. On the north, sandstone cliffs of all colours, from pale yellow to pinkish purple. In the valley itself the brilliant green of palm clumps, rejoicing in the heat and in the sandy soil. The streams, bursting from the cliffs, poured down in rivulets between banks of crusted orange sulphur deposits.
Page 79 - ... papyrus on the waters, rejoiced to celebrate his new birth. The cradle was fabled to come, like the coffin of Osiris, from Egypt, where the Alexandrian women had, with tears, committed it to the waves. Not only does Lucian tell us this, but a Phoenician Scarabaeus represents the ceremony, and in Isa. xviii. 2 we find the Egyptian land thus denounced : ' Woe to the land, says the prophet, that sendeth ambassadors by the sea in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters ; ' and Procopius already perceives...
Page 98 - And they shall destroy the walls of Tyrus, and break down her towers: I will also scrape her dust from her, and make her like the top of a rock. It shall be a place for the spreading of nets in the midst of the sea: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord God: and it shall become a spoil to the nations.
Page 149 - ... where the marl has been washed down like snow-streaks left in summer, beneath the cliffs. On the south, is a steep brown precipice with an undercliff of marl, and a plateau stretching thence to another and yet another ridge ; beyond and above this plateau (on which are the stone heaps of...

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