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The Desert of Sinai. 1870. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 27, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll11/item/28.

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(1870). The Desert of Sinai. Scenes from the Middle East. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll11/item/28

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Title The Desert of Sinai
Creator (Local)
  • Holland, Frederick Whitmore, 1837-1880
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (Great Britain). Committee of General Literature and Education
Publisher Jas. Truscott and Son
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • London, England
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. London: Printed by Jas. Truscott and Son, Suffolk Lane, City.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Palestine--Description and travel
  • Sinai Peninsula--Description and travel
  • Jerusalem--Description and travel
  • Human geography
Subject.Name (Local)
  • Holland, Frederick Whitmore, 1837-1880
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Palestine
  • Sinai Peninsula
  • Jerusalem
Genre (AAT)
  • illustrated books
Language English
Physical Description 52 pages, illustrated, XII colored plates (1 fold.), 28 cm; Purple cloth stamped in black, gold, red and green. Bevelled edges. Edges gilt.
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
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  • image/jpeg
Original Item Location DS107 .H64 1870
Original Item URL 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
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Transcript THE DESERT OF SINAI THE Peninsula of Sinai commands an interest which is second only to that which we feel in Palestine itself: as the desert land of the wanderings of the children of Israel during those long forty years before they reached the Promised Land; as the scene of the miracles by which God overcame their enemies, and supplied their needs; as the spot selected by Him for giving His Law from the Holy Mount; it is a land full of sacred associations for us, and one about which we cannot help longing to know more. Its situation alone would render it remarkable. It is the connecting link, not only between the two great continents of Africa and Asia, but also between three countries distinguished in history amongst all other nations of the world-Egypt, Arabia, and Palestine. Yet, independently of its historical associations and remarkable position, its natural character is such as to attract our attention. It combines the three grand features of earthly scenery-the sea, the desert, and the mountains. The two northern branches of the Red Sea, the Gulf of Suez, and the Gulf of Akaba, enclose it on either side; and from most of the highest peaks the blue waters of one, if not of both, are seen. The mountains rise grandly up from the valleys to a height sometimes of 7,000 or 8,000 feet above the level of the sea; and the desert, with its striking stillness, adds an awfulness, and even grandeur, to the scene. The accompanying picture gives a very fair idea of the general character of the desert in the Peninsula of Sinai. It is not taken from any very striking point of view; there are no grand mountains in the distance, nothing to attract particular attention; it is just a simple view of such a tract of desert as the traveller passes over day after day. Yet, because it is such, it is perhaps all the more interesting to us. But I think I hear some one exclaim, "Why, there is no sand!
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