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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 1 - Page 296. 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 23, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/2694/show/2504.

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Title Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 1
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  • 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
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Digital Collection Exotic Impressions: Views of Foreign Lands
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Repository Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript 296 PICTURESQUE PALESTINE. be classed with Hermon, which the Psalmist has done (lxxxix. 12), as one of the finest landmarks of Palestine. The mountain rises two thousand feet above the Mediterranean, and one thousand feet above the surrounding table-land, from which the ascent to the summit occupies about fifty minutes. We climb along a made road, which is broken and difficult at certain points, but every step gives us a wider and wider view of the country below, and rough roads and hardships are forgotten in our excitement and surprise that, at a single glance, our eyes can sweep over so much of fair Galilee. Soon after the summit is reached, and while on the way to the Latin Convent, one passes through a pointed archway called Bab el Hawa, or Gate of the Wind, which may have been built by the Crusaders, or near the period of their dominion (see page 289). In both Greek and Latin Convents the stranger can find very comfortable quarters, and the monks are among the most obliging and kind that are met with in Syria. They have large gardens, which supply them with vegetables THE HORNS OF HATTIN (KURUN HATTIN . The summit of the eastern horn is a little circular plain; and the top of the lower ridge between the two horns is also level. and fruit in abundance, while, on days when the heat was severe, we found their cells not only neat, but cool and quiet, and delightful as a place of rest. Tabor comes prominently into notice in very early times, amid the stirring events which attended the defeat of Jabin by Deborah and Barak (Judges iv.). At the command of Deborah, Barak collected a valiant army of ten thousand men from the tribes of Naphtali and Zebulun, and encamped on this watch-tower of Galilee. The great captain, Sisera, rallied his army, described as a " host" and as a " multitude," and " nine thousand chariots of iron," on the Esdraelon plain towards the river Kishon, within sight of the enemy, where he suffered an ignominious defeat. The song which celebrates that day of battle is one of the most vivid and thrilling that can be found in any literature. All through the nation's history this point seems to have been used as a fortress. In 218 B.C., Antiochus the Great, before extending his campaign across the Jordan, subdued Mount Tabor, and garrisoned it with his own troops. Gabinius, fifty-three