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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 2 - Page 307. 1883. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 1, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/543/show/366.

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Title Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 2
Creator (LCNAF)
  • 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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Original Item Location DS107 .W73 v.2
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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 wm^mmmam^mammm^mmmmmmtmmammam SINAI 3°7 warfare by a mere existence of contemplation of God in the fancied f the memories of the past. Before we descend into the valley let us look well at the graceful peaks of El Benat and El Jozeh. r since we came from Mukatteb we have seen El Benat, the "Girls' Mount.'" and admired it. There is a story connected with it which illustrates tin* marriage custom the Bedawin in these parts. The betrothal of a girl is a mere mercantile transaction between the girl's father and the proposed bridegroom. It is only when this is compl* that the girl is made acquainted with the transaction. There is then a three Aa\ This is spent by the girl, according to the rules of some tribes, in a lent near the father's tent, after she has been sprinkled with the blood 1 sheep sacrificed for the occasion; or, according to other tribal customs, it is spent by her hidden amidst the moun tains. It was a rebellion against these cruel violations of free choice which gave a story and a name to Jebel el Benat. Two girls who were to be married to men they did not like, taking advantage of the three-days' grace, escaped to this mountain, and there perished with hunger rather than prove faithless to their real lovers. There is a further detail sometimes added to the story, which relates that they twisted their hair together and precipitated themselves from the cliffs. The vestiges of the ancient city are most conspici* en the mound already mentioned, though the hillsides are dotted over with ruined houses, while on the rugged slo] t<> the east of the valley, which makes one of its shai bends soon after passing El Maharrad. EL Bl Ii some ncvcn mi