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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 1 - Page 261. 1881. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 5, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/2694/show/2470.

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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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Title Page 261
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Transcript JENIN. 261 thousand inhabitants, beautifully situated just where the Mountains of Samaria meet the Plain of Esdraelon. The grey stone houses and the mosque with its whitewashed domes and tall minaret stand in the midst of fruit-gardens surrounded by hedges of prickly pear. A few palm-trees, very rare in Palestine, add greatly to the picturesqueness of the place from every point of view (see pages 258 and 259). A copious stream flows through the town and waters the o-ardens and fields around, then runs north-west to join the numerous rivulets which help to form the Kishon. A public fountain and large stone reservoir with a trough for cattle were erected here in the year 1833 by Husein Abd ul Hady, of Arrabeh (see pao-e 260). Jenin is six hundred and fifty-six feet above the sea, and commands an extensive MOUNT TABOR FROM Formed by an important branch of the river Kishon, which traverses the " Plain of Megiddo." view over the fertile but treeless Plain of Esdraelon, two hundred and fifty feet below that level. On leaving Jenin we skirt the western edge of the plain at the foot of the range of low wooded hills which unite the Mountains of Samaria with Mount Carmel, far away in the north-west. We pass several unimportant towns and green wadys, and in two hours reach the little village of Ta'anuk, built on the south-east side of a small hill at the foot of which there are remains of ancient buildings, the ruins, perhaps, of Taanach, the Canaanitish city whose name is made familiar to us in the war song of Deborah and Barak. " The kings came and fought, then fought the kings of Canaan in Taanach by the waters of Megiddo" (Judges v. 19). We pursue our way, still keeping close to the western hills, and in rather more than an hour reach the Khan el Lejjun ; but the khan has long been in ruins. An old bridge here crosses an important affluent of the river Kishon. In the valley and on the hill on the north side of the stream there are some ancient ruins.