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Holland, Frederick Whitmore, 1837-1880.. Page 23. 1870. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 10, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll11/item/42.

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Holland, Frederick Whitmore, 1837-1880.. (1870). Page 23. Scenes from the Middle East. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll11/item/42

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Title Page 23
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 MOUNT SINAI. such as the delivery of the ten commandments. This plain also must have had such relation to the mountain, that the people could stand " at the nether part of the Mount," and yet " remove and stand afar off," still remaining in sight of it. It is further evident that the summit of the Mount of the LaAV must have been a well-defined peak, easily distinguished as the "top of the Mount," on Avhich the Lord came doAvn; and that it must also have been so situated that the people below could hear the voice of the Lord when He spake out of the midst of the fire, and answered Moses " by a voice." Again, that the mountain rose precipitously from the place of assembly is proved by the statements that the people stood, not only "at the nether part of it," but also "came near, and stood under it," being able, apparently, at the same time to see the summit. It is moreover described as a mountain that could be touched; and it Avas sufficiently isolated to allow of the possibility of setting bounds round it. Now, it has been found, after the most careful investigation, that Jebel Serbal has not these necessary qualifications; and that no other mountain in the Peninsula does possess them, with the exception of Jebel Musa. And since that mountain agrees well in position, so far as Ave are able to judge, with the requirements of the Bible narrative, and also has in its neighbourhood the largest supply of water and pasturage in the whole country, we may, I think, safely affirm it to be the true Mount Sinai. The spot from which the view here represented is taken, is the plain of Er Rahah, the place of assembly before the Mount. The ground, it will be seen, slopes gently doAvn toAvards the mountain, which rises precipitously beyond. A dip in the ground near its base deceives the eye, and causes it to appear much nearer and less high than it really is. It is, in fact, nearly two miles distant, the picture having been taken from a point near the water-shed, at the head of the plain; and the cliff rises to a height of about 2,000 feet. The name Jebel Musa is applied to the whole of the mountain which occupies the left hand side of the picture. It covers an .area of about two miles long, from north to south, and one mile broad. The highest peak lies to the south, and cannot be seen from any point in the plain of Er Rahah. On it stands a little chapel, in which service is occasionally performed by the monks from the convent beneath ; and also the ruins 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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