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Holland, Frederick Whitmore, 1837-1880.. Page 34. 1870. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 23, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll11/item/56.

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Holland, Frederick Whitmore, 1837-1880.. (1870). Page 34. Scenes from the Middle East. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll11/item/56

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Title Page 34
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 ruins of a smaller square building, originally designed for a church, but afterwards converted into a fortress. Yet, insignificant in themselves as these ruins appear, they recall to mind the history of the past. The ruined church reminds us of the spread of Christianity throughout this Holy Land, and the message of the Gospel carried to every city and village by Christ Himself and His disciples. The mosque tells of the followers of Mohammed, who established their false faith Avherever their sword was victorious. And then the thoughts wander on to the struggles of those brave men, who, fighting under the ensign of the cross, sought in vain to wrest out of the hands of the infidels the land and city which they held so sacred. But there is yet another object, which carries us back still further into the past, to scenes which here at least possess a greater interest for us. About half-a-mile to the east of these ruins, in a deep wild glen, is the fountain of Shiloh. The water from it flows into an old reservoir by its side; and in the rocks around are many excavated tombs. There is a Jewish tradition that Eli and his sons were buried here : we know that they lived at Shiloh, and that they ministered in the same tabernacle Avhich the children of Israel first set up in the wilderness, before Mount Sinai, and which, when they entered the Promised Land, was permanently established at this spot. The tabernacle itself was placed probably on the summit of the little hill on which the ruins of later times lie; but from this fountain—the only one near at hand—must have been drawn the water for the use of the tabernacle. The springs, also, so valuable in eastern lands, have always been the places of meeting ; and as we stand by this spring at Shiloh, we feel that we are on the very spot frequented by Joshua, Samuel, and Eli, and all the priests and people of note in Jewish history who lived between their times. During the progress of the conquest of the land of Canaan by the children of Israel, the ark of the covenant was kept at Gilgal, in the Valley of the Jordan, a few miles to the east of Jericho : but when the land had been subdued before them, "the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled together at Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of the congregation there " (Joshua xviii. 1). It was here that Joshua " cast lots before the Lord," and "divided the land unto the children of Israel," Shiloh itself falling to the lot of Ephraim; and here, about forty years afterwards,
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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