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Holland, Frederick Whitmore, 1837-1880.. Page 31. 1870. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 12, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll11/item/53.

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Holland, Frederick Whitmore, 1837-1880.. (1870). Page 31. Scenes from the Middle East. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll11/item/53

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Title Page 31
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 BETHEL. dwelt here, under the palm-tree of Deborah, and the children of Israel came up to her for judgment (Judges iv. 5). Samuel went there in circuit from year to year (1 Samuel vii. 16); and Saul gathered together there the army of Israel to fight against the Philistines (ch. xiii. 2). When the kingdom of Israel was divided, Bethel became a place of still greater importance, both as a sanctuary and as a border fortress. Jeroboam set \q> there one of the golden calves that he had made; and it Avas by the side of the altar at Bethel that the king's hand, that he had " put forth to lay hold of the man of God, Avhich had cried against the altar, was dried up, so that he could not pull it in again to him;" while, at the same moment, " the altar was rent, and the ashes poured out from the altar, according to the sign which the man of God had given by the word of the Lord" (1 Kings xiii. 1—5). Although the sanctuary was thus cursed, it still continued to be regarded as a holy place, and a college of prophets was established there in the time of Elijah. The golden calf, however, was not taken away; and the iniquity of the place became so great, that the prophet Ilosea spoke of it no longer as Bethel, "the House of God," but Beth-avcn, "the house of idols." At length Josiah arose as king over Judah, and, filled Avith holy zeal, commenced to purify his kingdom from the idolatry Avhich had so long polluted it. Amongst other places, he visited Bethel, and " brake down the altar, and burned the high places, and the groves, which Jeroboam had made;" and he took " the bones out of the sepulchres that were near, and burned them upon the altar, and polluted it according to the word which the man of God had proclaimed." He spared only one sepulchre, that in Avhich lay the bones of the old prophet of Bethel, side by side AAdth the bones of the man of God from Judah, Avhose death he had caused by his deceit (2 Kings xxiii.). Bethel was again occupied by the Benjamites after their return from captivity. Although it is not mentioned in the New Testament, it must still have remained a place of some importance ; for we read of its being captured by Vespasian on his march to Jerusalem. Situated, as it was, on the higliAvay between Galilee and Jerusalem, it must often have been visited by our Saviour in passing. It had dwindled down to a small village in the fourth century of our
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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