Folk-lore of the Holy Land: Moslem, Christian and Jewish

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Duckworth & Company, 1907 - Folklore - 326 pages

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Page 318 - And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the Lord ; and they shall be afraid of thee.
Page 319 - Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, and upon them that put their trust in his mercy ; 18 To deliver their soul from death, and to feed them in the time of dearth.
Page 291 - We possess no precise information as to the period when coffee was first adopted as an article of diet Its use, during several centuries, was peculiar to the east ; and the city of Aden...
Page 133 - The following morning the labourers were sent for again, but they were found stretched on their beds and still full of fear; they declared that they would not attempt to go on again to the cave, as it was not God's will to discover it to any one.
Page 132 - ... until they reached a large hall, supported by pillars of marble, encrusted with gold and silver. and before which stood a table, with a golden sceptre and crown. This was the sepulchre of David, king of Israel, to the left of which they saw that of Solomon in a similar state, and so on the sepulchres of all the kings of Juda, who were buried there.
Page 137 - Muhammad's successors, to that purpose. Others suppose he was carried bodily to Jerusalem, but no farther ; and that he ascended thence to Heaven in spirit only. But the received opinion is, that it was no vision, but that he was actually transported in the body to his journey's end...
Page 132 - ... a blast of wind like a storm issued forth from the mouth of the cavern so strong that it threw them down almost lifeless on the ground. There they lay until evening, when another wind rushed forth, from which they heard a voice like that of a man calling aloud, "Get up, and go forth from this place.
Page xv - They were deprived of their church-bells, hut kept their churches ; and if large numbers of them embraced El Islam, it was through self-interest (or conviction) and not at the point of the sword, as has been represented. Indeed, the toleration displayed by the Moslems towards the vanquished, though less than we should practise nowadays, is without a parallel in Europe till many centuries later. It was not emulated by the Crusaders, who, rushing to wrest the Holy Sepulchre from the clutch of the '...
Page 68 - ... ridden the ass to market, when another sorcerer changed the ass again into a woman. This sorcery is traced to Abraham, who is said (Gen. xxv. 6) to have given his sons gifts. These gifts are stated to have been the arts of sorcery. Legends abound everywhere throughout the Talmud. Rabbi Judah said, Rav said, " Everything that God created in the world, He created male and female. And thus he did with leviathan, the piercing serpent, and leviathan the crooked serpent. He created them male and female...
Page 132 - Sion are the sepulchres of the house of David, and those of the kings who reigned after him. In consequence of the following circumstance, however, this place is at present hardly to be recognised.

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