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Holland, Frederick Whitmore, 1837-1880.. Page 32. 1870. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 17, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll11/item/54.

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Holland, Frederick Whitmore, 1837-1880.. (1870). Page 32. Scenes from the Middle East. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll11/item/54

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Title Page 32
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. era, but the ruins of churches and houses, which cannot be of much older date than the time of the Crusades, show that it afterwards revived for a time; yet only for a time: its desolation, foretold by the prophets Amos and Hosea, has long been fully accomplished. "Bethel has come to nought." It lies a shapeless ruin; but yet a silent witness that the Word of God will always come to pass at His appointed time. There is a Jewish tradition that the actual stone which Jacob set up in Bethel was removed to Jerusalem, and served as the pedestal for the ark in the second temple. The custom of setting up stones to mark the sanctity of a spot, or to stand as a memorial of past mercies, was by no means an uncommon one in early times; and the question as to the possibility of some of those stones still remaining has during the past year been a source of much interest, in consequence of the discovery, amidst the ruins of the town of Dibon in Moab, of a stone with an inscription upon it, which describes it as having been erected by King Mesha, in commemoration of his victories, and the building of certain cities. That King Mesha is probably the very same King of Moab whose bloody wars the Bible recounts, and who was contemporary with the Kings of Israel, Ahab, Ahaziah, and Jehoram (2 Kings iii. 4). The inscription contains the names of a number of towns which are mentioned in the Bible; and the stone has been spoken of as " the only authentic and original biblical monument which has been found up to the present time." Eull descriptions of this discovery have been given in the publications of the Palestine Exploration Eund; and that Society has also caused further exploration to be made throughout Moab and Palestine, with a view to the discovery of other such monuments, if any exist. So far their search has been unsuccessful, yet it will be diligently continued; and if no monuments remain above ground, excavations may perhaps reveal some buried beneath. The stone which Jacob set up must still exist somewhere: perhaps even that may be recovered, to bear witness in these last days of the awe which set it up nearly 4,000 years ago.
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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