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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 2 - Page 326. 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 8, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/543/show/386.

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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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  • 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 326 PICTURESQUE PALESTINE. of whom was born the Saviour of the world. The chain of evidence is weak ; for the Annals of Eutychius (he wrote about a.d. 932—953) are somewhat fabulous.—Still there is no higher authority in favour of Jebel Serbal being the scene of this momentous event. Lepsius, a fierce advocate for Jebel Serbal, points out that the testimony of Procopius, the contemporary historian of Justinian, a dexterous but by no means hearty admirer of the Emperor, should be considered valuable* in any question of Justinian's buildings on Jebel Musa. Procopius tells us that " Justinian built a church to the mother of God, not on the summit of the mountain, but a considerable way below it." And the spot hereby indicated is, Lepsius surmises, the plain in the hollow of the saddle between Jebel Musa and Ras Sufsafeh, where Elijah's chapel now stands near the famous cypress-tree. Quite apart from this church Justinian built, at the foot BEIDHAT UMM TAKHAH, A NEIGHBOUR OF MOUNT SERBAL. In the foreground is the usual scene of preparation for a night's bivouac. of the mountain, a very strong castle in order to check the incursions of the wandering sons of Ishmael referred to in the monks' petition to the Emperor. We have, then, references to three churches on Jebel Musa : (1) Helena's church or chapel of St. Mary near the bush, and protected by, if not enclosed within, the tower; (2) the church or chapel on the top of the mountain, built by the legate of Justinian ; (3) the church which Procopius says Justinian built a considerable way below the summit—(a convent having been built near the bush and the old tower). There is, however, another group of traditions, already referred to, which gives some little weight to the testimony connecting the great event of Moses' life with * Dean Stanley says of the Emperor Justinian and his wife : " Two great and wicked sovereigns, than whom perhaps few could be name who had broken more completely every one of the laws which have given to Sinai its eternal sacredness."