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Holland, Frederick Whitmore, 1837-1880.. Mount Sinai.. 1870. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 16, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll11/item/40.

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Holland, Frederick Whitmore, 1837-1880.. (1870). Mount Sinai.. Scenes from the Middle East. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll11/item/40

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Title Mount Sinai.
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 MOUHT SIHAI: OR a long time doubts have existed as to which of the mountains in the Peninsula of Sinai was the scene of the Giving of the Law. Several different mountains have been suggested by various writers, but it has generally been held that the choice lay really betAveen two only, viz., Jebel Musa and Jebel Serbal. Many arguments have been brought forAvard in favour of each of these ; but what was most Avanted to decide the question was a more accurate survey of them, and a fuller investigation as to Iioav far each one meets the requirements of the Bible narrative. That investigation has now been made. In the winter of 1868, an expedition Avas sent out from England, under the auspices of the Director-General of the Ordnance Survey, and the result has been that Jebel Musa, " the Mountain of Moses," has been proved, with almost absolute certainty, to be the Mount Sinai of the Bible. It may be well, however, to state the reasons which have led to this conclusion. The advocates of Jebel Serbal based their belief partly on ancient traditions, and partly on the descriptions given by travellers of the natural features of that mountain. In massive grandeur it certainly does excel all other mountains in the Peninsula. But, unfortunately, no complete view of it can be obtained from any of the surrounding Wadys; and there is no open ground at its base, which would have formed a suitable camping- ground for the Israelites; no convenient spot to which Moses could have " brought them forth out of the camp to meet with God," or where they could have "stood at the nether part of the Mount" (Exodus xix. 17). Again, although Jebel Serbal was undoubtedly at one time held by the monks, who were established in the Peninsula, to be the Mountain of the Giving of the Law, there is nothing to prove that such a tradition is of
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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