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Shiloh. 1870. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 19, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll11/item/75.

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(1870). Shiloh. Scenes from the Middle East. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll11/item/75

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Title Shiloh
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 SHILOH THE position of Shiloh is very accurately described in the Book of Judges (ch. xxi. 19) : it is said to have been " on the north side of Bethel, on the east side of the highway that goeth up from Bethel to Shechem, and on the south of Lebonah." In journeying northwards from Beitin to Nablus, the ancient Bethel and Shechem, the traveller, just before he reaches El-Lebban, the Lebonah of Scripture, turns off the highway to the right, and, crossing a little plain, reaches the ruins of Seilun—Shiloh. The ruins are scattered over the side of a low rocky hill, and there is little in them to attract attention; but yet they mark the site of one of the earliest and most sacred of the Hebrew sanctuaries. Shiloh (writes Dr. Stanley) is so utterly featureless, that, had it not been for the preservation of its name, and for the extreme precision with which its situation is described in the Book of Judges, the spot could never have been identified ; and, indeed, from the time of Jerome till the year 1838, its real site was completely forgotten, and its name was transferred to the commanding height of Gibeon, which a later age naturally conceived to be a more congenial spot for the sacred place, where for so many centuries was " the tent which God had placed among men" (Psalm lxxviii. 60). There is nothing attractive either in the scenery or the ruins. There is not a single bold feature to relieve the monotony of the rocky slopes of the surrounding hills ; and the ruins are mostly those of a modern village, with here and there a few fragments of columns, and large squared stones, which show that buildings of greater antiquity have stood there. The square building, represented in the accompanying view of the ruins, is of comparatively modern date ; it was once a mosque, and now chiefly attracts attention from the noble oak which overshadows it. Near it stand the
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