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The Well of En-Rogel. 1870. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 17, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll11/item/72.

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(1870). The Well of En-Rogel. Scenes from the Middle East. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll11/item/72

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Title The Well of En-Rogel
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
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Transcript THE WELL OF EN-ROGEL THE Well of En-Rogel is situated in the bottom of the Kidron Valley, a little below its junction with the Valley of Gihon, or Hinnom. It is one of the landmarks mentioned by Joshua for determining the boundary between the tribes of Judah and Benjamin. " The goings out thereof were at En-Rogel, and the border went up by the valley of the son of Hinnom, unto the south side of the Jebusitc" (Joshua xv. 7, 8). Bir Eyub, or " the Well of Job," is the name by which it is now known to the Arabs, though it docs not appear very clear whence this name has been derived. It is also sometimes called "the Well of Nehemiah," from a tradition that the sacred fire of the Temple was hid in it during the Babylonish captivity, and that Nehemiah, on his return to Jerusalem, was thus enabled to recover it. This picture of it, taken from a photograph, represents its southern side, as one stands below it, and looks up the Valley of the Kidron towards Jerusalem, the walls of which are just seen in the distance, with the dome of the Mosque of El-Aksa rising above them. The well itself is 125 feet deep, walled up with large stones, terminating in an arch above; the rude masonry proves it to be of great antiquity. The ruined building which now stands over it is of more modern construction. Like most eastern wells, it is surrounded with troughs, into which the water is poured when drawn. In olden times, numerous reservoirs within the walls of the city of Jerusalem supplied its inhabitants with water; but almost all of these are now rendered useless, having fallen into ruins or been choked with rubbish. The aqueducts, also, which conveyed the water to these reservoirs, have been allowed to perish; and, consequently, the scarcity of water in a
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