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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 2 - Page 102. 1883. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 6, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/543/show/154.

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Title Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 2
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  • Wilson, Charles William, Sir
Publisher D. Appleton and Company
Date 1883
Description Index: Phoenicia and Lebanon / by the Rev. H. W. Jessup -- The Phoenician plain / by the Rev. Canon Tristram -- Acre, the key of Palestine, Mount Carmel and the river Kishon, Maritime cities and plains of Palestine / by Miss M. E. Rogers -- Lydda and Ramleh, Philistia / By Lt. Col. Warren -- The south country of Judaea / by the Rev. Canon Tristram -- The southern borderland and Dead Sea / by Professor Palmer -- Mount Hor and the cliffs of Edom, The convent of St. Catherine / by Miss M. E. Rogers -- Sinai / by the Rev. C. P. Clarke -- The land of Goshen, Cairo, Memphis, Thebes, Edfu and Philae / by S. Lane-Poole.
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  • Egypt
  • Palestine
  • Sinai Peninsula
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Language English
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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 102 PICTURESQUE PALESTINE. Higher up in the valley ther place called " Elijah's Garden/' where hollow (the geodc called locally " petrified fruits/' are found. The very larj which are now rare, resemble W >ns in form and size ; smaller ones, which are r commoa hollow stones are composed of a pale-coloured flint, with a thin I which is of a lawny tint; the interior is lined with cj or chalcedony, and KCeedingly beautiful. In addition to i which are not unlike olives in shape and size; th known as Lafidh Judaici, and are said to he th 1 spines of ies of echinus {Ctdaris glandifi IIp n\ fruits is accounted for by an ancient legend, of which I have rd many v< ; but it was related to me as foil >n the spot, in th< -hen I whole day in the valley with my brother and a large party of Haifa friends: M In i Elijah (Mar I nain man po a lar len in this valley. His fruit flourished ^\u\ his water-melons were renowned for their size and flavour. One day Elijah passed by this garden, and he saw its owner gathering melons, and the* i great heap of them upon the ground; and Klijah said, *0 friend! give me of the fruit of \ a. out of your abundance a little fruit to quench my thir And I man d,40 my Lordl this is not fruit that you sect; these are but Ik. tones!' And Elijah replied, ' Be And immediately all tin: fruit of the garden, the gath and the un-atlier- turned to Stone ! " * A pilgrim i this place isverj pleasant in the early spring-time, when the vail in with blossomii rubs, and the cyclamen and narcissus, and many other wild flon Spring up luxuriantly anion- the thorns. To give some idea of the wildness of this valley I ma) mention that, in addition to some specimens of fruits from the Garden ^A' Elijah, 1 have a broken tusk ol a wild boar, a beautifully formed horn of a gazelle, and the claw of a leopard or I II of which were found there on the same day. Th< isponding valley on the other side of the ridge or watershed of Mount Carmel tributary of Wady kashmia, a beautiful valley which runs towards the north, and falls into the Nahr Matneh about one mil- I a \ of the town of Haifa (see page So). The ten- hills n[ Kashmia map) were formerly planted with vines and olives, but they are now overgrown with thorns au<\ brushwood and tall thistles. In a commandin hundred and seventj the level of the sea, there are the remains of a strong fortress, ^\\\ oblong building with a square tower at its north-east corner; the walls are in thicknc onstructed of rather soft limestone. It is comparatively modern, but is quite deserted and allowed to fall into decay. South of this inn solitary . cut nameless tomb, evidently <a a very cay\\ period the 'rtl (,t "* square headed entrance to it. proves that it was formerly (dosed by a u rollin ■■" fou* * rheraare m n of tahoapitality to wayi :m i handful of it. but tl \m1 \brah.im ai ud !' And immediately •alt became tasteless the rock is call tafOttr.1"