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Holland, Frederick Whitmore, 1837-1880.. Page 44. 1870. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 16, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll11/item/73.

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Holland, Frederick Whitmore, 1837-1880.. (1870). Page 44. Scenes from the Middle East. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll11/item/73

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Title Page 44
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 THE WELL OF EN-ROGEL. dry season occasions great suffering amongst the inhabitants. When I was last at Jerusalem, they depended almost entirely upon the Well of En-Rogel for their supply, and troops of donkeys, carrying water-skins, were constantly passing to and fro. The water in this well never fails, and after abundant rains it sometimes overflows, and forms a stream down the Kidron. The excavations lately made in this valley, by Captain Warren> under the auspices of the Palestine Exploration Eund, have revealed a curious underground passage, leading down from the city in the direction of the well, but apparently having no connection Avith it. It is impossible to conjecture the object of this passage: it is covered with an arched roof, and flights of steps lead down to it at intervals. It may, perhaps, have been connected with the water supply of the city; or it is even large enough to have formed a secret passage for troops; but no satisfactory conclusion regarding it has as yet been arrived at. Besides its mention as a landmark, the Well of En-Rogel is known to us as the scene of two incidents connected with the history of David. When Absalom, his son, rebelled against him, Jonathan and Ahimaaz, David's servants, " stayed by En-Rogel, for they might not be seen to come into the city;" and a woman brought them the secret instructions from Hushai which enabled David to escape (2 Sam. xvii. 2). It was here, also, that Adonijah, David's son, when he " exalted himself, saying, I will be king, slew sheep and oxen and fat cattle by the stone of Zoheleth, which is by En-Rogel, and called all his brethren the king's sons, and all the men of Judah the king's servants " (1 Kings i. 9). Its retired position in the deep Valley of the Kidron, which afforded an easy way of escape from Jerusalem, rendered it, at the same time, an admirable place of concealment.
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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