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Jerusalem. 1870. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 16, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll11/item/81.

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(1870). Jerusalem. Scenes from the Middle East. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll11/item/81

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Title Jerusalem
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 JERUSALEM. THERE is no more striking view of Jerusalem than that from the summit of the Mount of Olives, which is here represented. The whole city seems to lie at one's feet; nearly the entire circuit of its walls can be traced, and the position of almost all the principal buildings and places of interest in and immediately around it recognised. Immediately below us, as we stand upon that sacred hill, hallowed by the memories of some of the most touching events in our Saviour's life, lies a deep valley, commonly known as the Valley of Jehoshaphat (2). This name, however, is of comparatively modern origin : in the Bible the valley is mentioned only as the " Brook Kidron." Here it was that the good King Josiah brought the image out of the House of the Lord, and " burned it, and stamped it small to powder, and cast the powder thereof upon the graves of the children of the people" (2 Kings xxiii. 6). This text appears to prove that even in those early days it was used by the Jews as a burial-ground, and still the last wish of the dying Jew is, that his bones may be laid in the Valley of Jehoshaphat; for here he believes that the Messiah will stand at the day of judgement, and summon from the dust all flesh; and he things that the bodies of those who have been buried here will then at once rise from their graves, while those whose bodies lie elsewhere will have to make a long and painful journey underground to this spot. Hence the lower slopes of the Mount of Olives are literally paved with the white tombstones over Jewish graves; while on the opposite side of the valley may be seen, under the walls of the city, the burial-place of the Mohammedans (8), who have borrowed the tradition of the Jews, and believe that their Prophet will superintend from this spot the resurrection of the dead. One of the ancient tombs in this valley goes by the name of Absalom's
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