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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 2 - Page 324. 1883. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 9, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/543/show/384.

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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.
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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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 324 PICTURESQUE PALESTINE. old.—But there is also another tablet, with an ornamental Roman margin. Although the inscription is illegible, it is apparently the oldest record in the building, and possibly the other two tablets are translations, or at any rate memoranda, of its contents. Not much stress is to be laid on these inscriptions!—There is an account, however, of the foundation of the convent in the Annals of Eutychius, Patriarch of Alexandria in the latter half of the ninth century, which is given at length by Robinson. In this there is a great deal of information ; not conclusive, indeed, but of such a nature that one cannot help thinking that there may be something in the traditions imbedded therein. He describes the monks of Mount Sinai as imploring Justinian to build them a convent, that so they might have a common home, and be protected from the wandering sons of Ishmael. The monks speak of themselves as living scattered upon the WADY SOLIEF OR SOLAF, SINAI. In the foreground is a shittim-tree, whose branches the Arabs are lopping off in the roughest fashion for their camels and for fuel. mountains and in the valleys round the sacred bush "out of which God—His name be praised -spoke with Moses." The Patriarch states that the monks had constructed a tower of refuge above the bush, and that in it was the church of St. Mary. This tower and the bush, according to the description, were in a narrowT place between two mountains where fountains of water sprang up. The Emperor's legate built the convent so as to include the tower,—but in such a position that any one on the top of the mountain could throw a stone into the midst of the convent. This is doubtless a spiteful exaggeration :—he placed it in that position because ot the propinquity of the bush, and because there was a necessity put on him to avoid blocking up the valley and so preventing the rush of the torrents. He also built a chapel on the top oi the mountain on the spot where Moses received the Law. The name of the first prior is