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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 2 - Page 260. 1883. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 27, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/543/show/317.

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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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Repository Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript 26o PICTURESQUE PALESTINE. memorable at which it would be necessary for the pious pilgrim to make hi Take another handful of the lesser traditions. At the foot of the mountain abe fa Arabs place " our Lord Moses' Hath ; " a natural hot spring takes its rise in the mountain and trickles down by various canals into the midst of a large palm-grove belonging to then* of St Katharine. Here a series of chambers similar in arrangement and construction to those :i ordinary Turkish bath have been built over the pool for the convenience of those who I the water, which is very similar to the waters at i lammam Far'un. Then the , n\ Mo | i) at Al)ti Zenimeh, some miles south of Jebel Hammam Far'un, whence Mo*-, lid to have watched the destruction of Pharaoh and his host; (2) in the pass of El V. by which on the extreme east the great granite enceinte of the Jebel Musa district is 1 here a rock is pointed out as having got its shape from the Lawgiver's form; < ;> in \\ ed Heir th<re is a boulder with an indentation which the Arabs say is the mark of \LS, > back; (4) on Jebel Musi itself you have, besides other marvels at the summit, .1 with rotto, into which you creep to look at the impression of a man's head and han monks say th.it here Moses hid himself at the time when he received the Law. The Arabs say that he crept into this cave in obedience to the Divine command, when the Lord Spok him. sayin ,, I reep thou in, () Moses, for thou canst not bear my glorj ! While (51 in the k, which serves as the foundation of the mosque hard by, is a small cave with a Big] is leading down into it, which is said to have been the resting place of M< forty days of his sojourn on the mount.--Rocks, moreover, struck by or spoken to i \er\ numerous also in the valleys round Jebel Musa. One tradition connected with a spot -far off, indeed, but inseparable from the histOI Moses, and assigning to that history the geographical boundaries of the Bible account the name " M Well " ('Aytin Musa) to the spring just above the picturesque « the ep slope of Jebel Neba ("Mount Nebo," in Moab); not, however, so as to make with the events in Moses' lite which the Red Sea and Pisgah severally witnessed. Mohammadan tradition points steadily to Jebel Musa as the " Mount Sinai" of th' The pa in the Koran ((hap. xx.) reads thus :— "Hasl thou been informed of the history of Moses ? When he saw fire, and said his family. 'Tarry ye here, for 1 perceive fire; peradventure 1 may bring you a I die; >r may \md a direction in our way bv the fire.' And when he was come near into tlied unto him, saying, ' ( ) Moses! verily I am thy Lord : wherefore put ofl thy B for thou art in the I valley Towa And I have chosen thee; therefore hearken ttention unto that which is revealed unto thee. Verily 1 am thy God; then ide me; wherefore worship me, ^nA perform tin prayer in remembran nr- the hour cometh : I will surely manifest the same, that every soul ma\ tl which it hath deliberately done.'" I «v riir commentators on this | \ thai Moms obtained leave c4 nis 1'1" Shoaib, or Jethro (who gives his name to the steep ravine at the north m:r