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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 1 - Page 294. 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/2502.

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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 294 PICTURESQUE PALESTINE. them. On the shore of the lake, some distance north of Gamala, is a ruined town called Kersa or Gersa, which should probably be identified with Gergesa of the New Testament times. The valley and shore about it are broad, and in Wady Semakh, which runs past it on the north, flows a beautiful and living stream. Just south- of this place is the probable scene of the miracle of the demoniac and the herd of swine (Matthew viii.). Still farther north, the great plain of Batiha appears at the north-west corner of the lake, and where it touches the Jordan the site of the eastern Bethsaida can be seen. That was the burial-place THE SHRINE OF NEBY YDNAS, AT EL MESHHAD. This is one of the many Moslem sanctuaries in Syria dedicated to the Prophet Jonah. of Herod Philip, one of the mildest and best of the rulers who bore that name, so hateful to the orthodox Jews. The opening in the basalt hills is seen, through which the Upper Jordan descends to enter the Lake of Tiberias. Forty miles in the same direction rises Hermon's majestic dome, the grandest object in all the landscapes of Syria. The Sea of Galilee, by which we are standing, is seven hundred feet below the level of the Mediterranean, while the summit of Hermon is nearly ten thousand feet above it. It is almost beyond the power of language to convey the impressiveness of such a scene as this. The apostle John often stood by this lake, and sailed upon its surface, and lifted his eyes to the white head of this venerable mountain ; and, if we