The Beautiful Land; Palestine, Historical Geographical and Pictorial

The Beautiful Land; Palestine, Historical Geographical and Pictorial : Described and Illus. as It Was and as It Now Is, Along the Lines of Our Savior's Journeys

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...Jerusalem reverted to the Turks, in whose possession it still remains. CHAPTER X. ANCIENT JERUSALEM--THE WALLS, TOWERS, GATES AND WATERSUPPLY. The Walls of Ancient Jerusalem--Impossible to be Traced--Question of the North Wall as Affecting the Place of the Crucifixion and the Resurrection--The Towers--Antonia Described by Josephus--Hippicus and Phasaelus--The so-called Tower of David--Gates--The Fountain Gate--The Dung Gate--The Gate of the Valley--Water Supply--Solomon's Pools--High Level Aqueduct--Upper Pool of Gihon--Lower Pool of Gihon--Pool of Siloam--Northern Pool--Spring of the Virgin--Job's Well--Pools within the City--Pool of Hezekiah--Bethesda--Uncertainties of the Topography of Jerusalem. THE rapid sketch of the history, given in the previous chapter, of Jerusalem has been purposely inserted before any attempt to give an account of the ancient walls of Jerusalem, because, after so many destructions and rebuildings, the reader will perceive how impossible it must be to speak of that subject with any confidence. In fact, the highest and best informed authorities differ from each other in the most important particulars. It is altogether beyond our purpose to investigate the antiquarian questions involved in that discussion. In general terms, then, we may be content to say, that the first Jhs wall included the Upper City of Zion, and probably extended much to the south of the present wall, which leaves a large part of the hill outside of the modern city. That it extended on the east along the border of the deep Tyropeon ravine, may also be assumed as certain. Its course on the west probably coincided with the present wall. Of its northern line, we have already, in the preceding that need be said. Of the later fortifications nothing...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236929071
  • 9781236929075