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Bethel. 1870. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 28, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll11/item/71.

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(1870). Bethel. Scenes from the Middle East. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll11/item/71

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Title Bethel
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 BETHEL. BETHEL, " the House of God," resembles, Shiloh in its unimpressive situation. We are naturally inclined to connect the great sanctuaries of God with some grand mountain, or striking feature in nature; yet, in these two most sacred places there is nothing to attract the eye or engage the fancy of man. One's first feeling on viewing them is one of disappointment: yet the absence of impressive scenery rendered these spots not less fitting cradles for a religion " which expressed itself, not through the voice of rustling forests, or the clefts of mysterious precipices, but through the souls and hearts of men." The ruins of the ancient city, now called Beitin, cover an area of three or four acres in extent, occupying a low, rocky ridge, between two converging valleys. They consist mainly of broken walls and large heaps of stones. On the highest point of the hill are the remains of a square tower: this, and the walls of a Greek church, standing within the foundations of an older edifice, are the only buildings that attract the eye; except it be a score or so of rude huts, formed out of ancient materials. In the western valley, a huge cistern, 314 feet long by 217 broad, and built of massive stones, demands attention. Its walls have fallen into decay, and it has long ceased to contain a supply of water; but the two springs which fed it still remain, and round them are gathered many memories of the past. "The name of the city was called Luz at the first," and it does not appear to have received the name of Bethel before it was taken by the tribe of Ephraim, after which the name of Luz appears no more (Judges i. 22, 23). But in very early days we find mention made of Bethel in the Bible. We notice, however, that there is at first no
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