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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 1 - Page 316. 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/2524.

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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
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
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Transcript 3*< PICTURESQUE PALESTINE. whole East, it may be taken as an index, to a large degree, of the entire province of Galilee, which, with the exception of the country east of the Jordan, was the most fertile portion of the Holy Land. Josephus says: "It is throughout rich in soil and pasturage, producing every variety of tree, and inviting by its productiveness even those who have the least inclination for agriculture; it is everywhere tilled, no part allowed to lie idle, and is everywhere productive " (" Wars," iii. 3, 2, 3). The Rabbis said : " The land of Naphtali is everywhere covered with fruitful fields and vines, and the fruits of this region are renowned for their wonderful sweetness." Rabbi Yose, the Galilean, who flourished at the beginning of the second century of our era, ON THE SHORE OF THE LAKE, AT ET TABIGHAH, THE SUPPOSED SITE OF BETHSAIDA. An oleander in full bloom grows among the rocks, and storks are characteristically hovering over the lake. said: " For sixteen miles about Sepphoris" (see page 286) "the region is fertile, flowing with milk and honey." The words of Moses, in his farewell address, indicate that this was a region of great natural fertility and beauty, when he speaks of it as a land " full of the blessing 0 Jehovah" (Deut. xxxiii. 23). Renan, with glowing language, describes this portion of Palestine, even in its decadence, as " a country very green, and full of shade and pleasantness, the tru country of the Canticle of Canticles and of the songs of the well-beloved " (" Life of Jesus, p. 96, English translation). From many hints that could be gathered, we have reason believe that in the time of our Lord the resources of the soil were fully developed by ski u