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Hebron. 1870. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 22, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll11/item/47.

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(1870). Hebron. Scenes from the Middle East. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll11/item/47

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Title Hebron
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
Format (IMT)
  • 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
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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Transcript HEBRON THIS view of Hebron is taken from the hill which faces it on the south, and is that which first meets the traveller's eye as he approaches it from Beersheba. Hebron is situated about twenty miles to the south of Jerusalem, about midway between that city and Beersheba; and is described in Joshua xx. 7, as being " in the mountain of Judah." It is one of the most ancient cities in the world still existing: rivalling Damascus in this respect. It was built, we are told (Numbers xiii. 22), " seven years before Zoan in Egypt." Unfortunately, we do not know exactly when Zoan was built; but this very early notice of it proves at least its great antiquity. Its original name was Kirjath Arba, " The city of Arba," the father of Anak. It was conquered by the children of Israel, and given to Caleb (Joshua xv. 13); and it was afterwards assigned to the LeAites, and became one of the cities of refuge (Joshua xxi. 13). When David came to the throne of Israel, before he took Jerusalem from the Jebusites, he made Hebron his capital, and lived the for seven and a-half years (2 Sam. v. 5). We do not hear much of it in later times, but it was rebuilt after the captivity; then conquered by the Edoumites; rescued again by Judas Maccabaeus; and burnt at the time of the capture of Jerusalem by the Romans. In the twelfth century we again read of it as having been taken by the Crusaders; and at last it fell, with the rest of Palestine, into the hands of the Mohammedans. The modern name of Hebron is "El Khulil," "The Friend," the name still given by the Mohammedans to Abraham, and which has been handed down at least from the time of Jehoshaphat (2 Chron. xx. 7). He was called "the Friend of God" (James ii. 23). This reminds us that the chief interest of this sacred spot arises from its having been the home of
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