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The Valley and Lower Pool of Gihon
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The Valley and Lower Pool of Gihon. 1870. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 20, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll11/item/67.

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(1870). The Valley and Lower Pool of Gihon. Scenes from the Middle East. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll11/item/67

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Title The Valley and Lower Pool of Gihon
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 THE VALLEY AND LOWER POOL OF GIHON, THE city of Jerusalem is built upon a broad elevated ridge, which lies between two valleys : the one separates it on the east from the Mount of Olives; the other, commencing on the west, runs southwards for a short distance, and then, sweeping round to the east, finally joins the former valley below the city. The latter is the Valley of Gihon, or, as it is now called, Jehennam, a name evidently derived from the Hebrew name usually given to it in the Old Testament, the " Valley of the Son of Hinnom." The position of the Valley of Gihon has rendered it an important feature in the history of Jerusalem, both as a boundary line and as a defence. It is first mentioned in the Bible in the description of the boundary line between Judah and Benjamin: " And the border went up by the valley of the son of Hinnom unto the south side of the Jebusite; the same is Jerusalem: and the border went up to the top of the mountain that lieth before the valley of Hinnom westward, which is at the end of the valley of the giants northward" (Joshua xv. 8). Its present features exactly correspond with this description. The upper part of the valley resembles a large shallow basin, in the center of which is situated "the Upper Pool of Gihon." This was the spot where Solomon, by David's command, was anointed king; "when Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, caused Solomon to ride upon King David's mule, and brought him to Gihon; and Zadok the priest took an horn of oil out of the tabernacle and anointed Solomon" (1 King i. 38, 39). About 800 yards lower down, the valley is crossed by the arched aqueduct whcih conveyed the water to Jerusalem from Solomon's Pools.
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