Egypt: Handbook for Travellers : Part First, Lower Egypt, with the Fayum and the Peninsula of Sinai
The Karl Baedeker company published several world-famous travel guides for the benefit of European visitors in Egypt. Filled with maps, descriptions of buildings, catalogs of museum collections and suggested travel itineraries, these crimson-bound books—commonly referred to simply as "baedekers"—were found in the hands of thousands of amateur Egyptologists tromping across the country in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This particular handbook contains maps and travel plans for visiting lower Egypt and the Sinai Peninsula.
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Page 418 - I will sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously : the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea. The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation : he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation ; my father's God, and I will exalt him.
Page 396 - CANST thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down? Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn?
Page 412 - And Pharaoh said, 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 484 - What shall we drink? and he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet...
Page 483 - And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them ; there remained not so much as one of them.
Page 406 - In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak the language of Canaan, and swear to the Lord of hosts; one shall be called, 'The city of destruction'.
Page 412 - And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour: and they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in mortar, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field : all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour.
Page 509 - And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave : and, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?
Page 409 - Thy father and thy brethren are come unto thee : the land of Egypt is before thee ; in the best of the land make thy father and brethren to dwell ; in the land of Goshen let them dwell : and if thou knowest any men of activity among them, then make them rulers over my cattle.