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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 2 - Page 254. 1883. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 24, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/543/show/311.

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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 254 PICTURESQUE PALESTINE. in [867. An Arab encampment was then washed away and forty human beings, with camels, cattle, and sheep, perished. One still sees the marks of this flood, just as in most of the valleys one can trace the height to which the furious waters rise on more ordinary occasions. Mr. Holland was in Sinai at the time, and witnessed it. He has described the boiling, roaring torrent as filling the entire valley, carrying down huge boulders of rock as though they had 1 many pebbles, with whole families swept by, hurried on to destruction by a voltm* er powerful enough to transport the trunks of large palm-trees thirty miles from the place where they had grown. A simple thunderstorm with a heavy fall of rain dashing on the naked granite mountains will cause these dreadful effects, and in a few hours change a dry, listless valley into a mighty river But all the valleys are not barren. There are several perennial though not continuous Streams. Wady Feirifl contains a beautiful oasis of varied vegetation; and behind Tor i of date palms. The gardens in the Wady Leja are most fertile ; and in the ;n district the oasis of Hudherah shows signs of being but the remnant of a v< ultivatioa Myrrh, hyssop, fennel, thyme, and other fragrant herbs are found in the highlands; the rocks of the sides of the gorgeous coloured valleys are festooned with the mt caper plant, and the caves are often draped with maidenhair fern ; whilst the colocynd) rd runs over the -round amongst the gnarled roots of the retail, a white-blossomed br< (the "juniper" of the Bible), the shittim-tree (a species of acacia), and tamarisk. The abeithirdn, a fragrant low-growing shrub, of which the camels are very fond, theghdrkad,a bushy, thorny shrub, producing in June small vrA berries juicy and acid, something like the barberry, the kirdhy% a green plant with small yellow flowers, also the stlleh,* bluish thorny plan a all over the plain, as well as other dust) looking plants, withered and worn ami panting for moisture, and hardly distinguishable from the pale sickly green herbage which portions iA the valle Round Serbal, as round Jebel Musa and Jebel Katharina, in the clefts of the mountainsides, are main old -aniens which tell of the industry of the former monkish population. u so small as not to be perceived till one climbs up to them, the fence of stone and the imp arth must have acted as a sponge or dam to check the suddenly formed tor* coming down from the mountain-tops. Standing in one of these gardens, one thinks that ably the whole peninsula, held by a powerful tribe like the Amalekites, may have !it' in the time <A' Moses, and that the resources of the country may then have been better developed than at present There Avr p s, such as Psalm l.wiii. 7 o, "When thou didst march through the Wilderness .... Thou, <> God, didst send a plentiful rain, whereby Thou didst confirm ne inheritance, when it was weary/' or Psalm IxxviL 17 20, "The clouds poui Water; the tit OUt a sound: Thine arrows also went abroad." where the allusions are '\ to the life in the wilderness, when Cod "led His people like a flock by the h M< 11." rh< 10 support the supposition that in torm<