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Page 50. 1870. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 21, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll11/item/48.

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(1870). Page 50. Scenes from the Middle East. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll11/item/48

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Title Page 50
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.
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  • 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 JERUSALEM. The Haram Area, with its two mosques, constitutes a quarter of itself, and is almost equal to one-fourth of the entire city. It consists of a large open court, covered with grass, and dotted with numerous trees and prayer-niches, in the centre of which stands a raised platform, partly artificial and partly formed of natural rock. " The Dome of the Rock," or Mosque of Omar, occupies the middle of this platform, being built over the mass of rock, about five feet high and sixty feet across, which is held most sacred by every Mohammedan, and is connected by tradition with the history of their prophet. But both by Christian and Jew it is held almost equally sacred, since it is believed by them to have been the threshing-floor of Araunah, and the spot where stood in after years the Holy of Holies of the Jewish Temple. From the summit of the Mount of Olives every portion of the Haram Area is easily distinguished. Occupying the whole of the south-east corner of Jerusalem, the interior of the enclosure is raised to a height considerably above the level of the ground outside; it is supported by massive walls, many of the stones of which exceed eight feet in length; one is even more than eighteen feet long, and five feet high ! Between the Mosque of El-Aksa and the south-east corner of the wall, the platform is supported on arches, forming extensive vaults, which are known as Solomon's stables. The length of the eastern wall of the enclosure is 1,529 feet, that of the southern 926 feet. Nearly in the centre of the former wall is situated the Golden Gate (12), which has, however, long been walled up. On the right of the Haram Area a white tower may be seen, which is often called the Tower of Antonia: it is really of modern structure, but must mark very nearly the site of the ancient tower of that name, where the governors of the city were wont to keep a guard of soldiers, that they might be ready at hand to quell any disturbance that might take place in the courts of the Temple, especially at the seasons of the three great festivals, when so many Jews were gathered together from all quarters of the globe. Between this tower and St. Stephen's Gate is the Pool of Bethesda (22), the traditional site of that pool by the sheep-market, having five porches, which was stirred by an angel at certain seasons, and where Jesus healed the man who had lain there thirty and eight years (John v. 3). The well- known " Wailing-place" of the Jews lies behind the Mosque of Omar, outside the western wall of the enclosure. Here, on every Friday, the Jews
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