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Holland, Frederick Whitmore, 1837-1880.. Page 10. 1870. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 12, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll11/item/27.

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Holland, Frederick Whitmore, 1837-1880.. (1870). Page 10. Scenes from the Middle East. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll11/item/27

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Title Page 10
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Holland, Frederick Whitmore, 1837-1880.
Publisher London: Printed by Jas. Truscott and Son, Suffolk Lane, City.
Date 1870
Description Sinai and Jerusalem; or, Scenes from Bible Lands: Illustrated by Twelve Colored Photographic Views, Including a Panorama of Jerusalem, With Descriptive Letterpress.
Caption OBELISK AT HELIOPOLIS. countries, to place themselves under the tuition of the priests; and until the accession of the Ptolemies to the throne of Egypt, when the schools of Alexandria were established, the ancient colleges of Heliopolis were held in great repute. It was here that the daughter of Pharaoh sent her adopted son, Moses, to be educated. St. Stephen (Acts vii. 22) speaks of him as having been " learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and mighty in words and in deeds." That learning, which, under the providence of God, fitted him to become the great leader of His people out of the land of bondage, was obtained in the precincts of the Temple of the Sun; and heathen priests were the appointed teachers of him who was destined to be the agent through whom the knowledge of the true God was made known to man, and the worship of idols and of the host of heaven was destroyed. With what interest, then, do we gaze upon this solitary obelisk, the oldest known in Egypt, having been raised about a century before the coming of Joseph. It looked down on his marriage with Asenath; it has seen the growth of Moses; Plato sate under its shadow. It was the witness for many hundred years of the heathen rites which were practised by the worshippers of the sun. One by one, it has seen the other obelisks, which formerly stood around, carried away by foreign conquerors to adorn their capitals; for from these gardens came the obelisks at Rome and Alexandria. It has seen, too, the fulfilment of the prophecies uttered against the city and temple, when Egypt was in the height of its power: its perfect preservation serves only to make the surrounding desolation more complete; and so it stands, as a monument to remind us of the fall of the pride of man, and of the judgment of God against those who refuse to pay to Him the worship that is His due.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Palestine -- Description and travel.
  • Sinai Peninsula -- Description and travel.
  • Jerusalem -- Description and travel.
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Palestine
  • Sinai Peninsula
  • Jerusalem
Language English
Physical Description 52 p., ill., XII col. plates (1 fold.), 28 cm; Purple cloth stamped in black, gold, red and green. Bevelled edges. Edges gilt.
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Original Item Location http://library.uh.edu/record=b3601783~S11
Digital Collection Scenes from the Middle East
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll11
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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