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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 1 - Page 189. 1881. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 24, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/2694/show/2397.

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Title Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 1
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Wilson, Charles William, Sir
Publisher D. Appleton and Company
Date 1881
Description Index: Introduction / by the Very Rev. Dean Stanley -- Jerusalem / by Col. Wilson -- Bethlehem and the north of Judaea / by the Rev. Canon Tristram -- The mountains of Judah and Ephraim / by Lieut. Conder -- Samaria and the Plain of Esdraelon / by Miss E. Rogers -- Esdraelon and Nazareth / by the Rev. Canon Tristram -- Galilee, Northern Galilee, Caesarea Philippi and the highlands of Galilee, Mount Hermon and its temples / by the Rev. Dr. S. Merrill -- Damascus / by the Rev. Dr. P. Schaff -- Palmyra, The Wady Barada, Ba'albek / by the Rev. S. Jessup.
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Egypt
  • Palestine
  • Sinai Peninsula
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  • books
  • illustrations (layout features)
  • plates (illustrations)
  • maps (documents)
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location DS107 .W73 v. 1
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b1703789~S11
Digital Collection Exotic Impressions: Views of Foreign Lands
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic
Repository Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/william-r-jenkins-architecture-art-library
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Transcript ■i NEBY SAMWIL. 189 differ. One thing, however, is certain : a peak so conspicuous, a post so admirably adapted for defence, a knoll surrounded by a plain so exceptionally fertile, could not have been without its city in this once densely peopled region. We have now almost unconsciously crossed the watershed from El Jib, and are on the Mediterranean side of the great central ridge. It is three thousand and six feet above the sea, the highest point of the whole region, rising abruptly five or six hundred feet above the little plain of Gibeon ; and the hillsides, however steep, are carefully cultivated, as shown in the illustration. The village of a dozen houses partly cut out of the rock is built of the materials of far grander buildings, and the great cisterns and a never-failing well plainly prove its antiquity. From the top of the minaret, which is a Saracenic addition to a Crusading cruciform church, now turned into a mosque, and covering the supposed tomb of Samuel, is the most extensive view in Western Palestine. At THE VILLAGE OF EL JIB, THE ANCIENT GIBEON OF BENJAMIN. our feet are deep rugged valleys, partially covered with scrub, and olive-groves contrasting with the white limestone ridges. Beyond are Beeroth and Ophrah, the rock Rimmon, and Ramah of Benjamin. Over the nearer ridges we look far away beyond the Jordan Valley, which lies far too deep to be seen, on to the dark outlines of the ranges of Gilead and Moab. With the glass we can detect the fortress of Kerak, Jebel Shihan (Sihon), the highest point in Moab, and the distant mountains of Jebal. Turning to the south, over the bare foreground of grey hills we see the mosques and domes of Jerusalem apparently sunk in a valley. Northwards we detect Mount Gerizim and the shoulder of Carmel; then westward push forth rom beneath us the wide plains of Sharon and Philistia, sometimes green with corn, sometimes are and red fallow, and dark patches which tell of olive-groves, while white spots gleam in the sunshine—the roofs of Lydda, of Ramleh, or some other olive and orange girt village.