Biblical Researches in Palestine and the Adjacent Regions; A Journal of Travels in the Years 1838 & 1852 by Edward Robinson, Eli Smith and Others Volume 2

Biblical Researches in Palestine and the Adjacent Regions; A Journal of Travels in the Years 1838 & 1852 by Edward Robinson, Eli Smith and Others Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...consequence of the irregularity of the hills along the eastern border; but may be taken on an average at from one half to three quarters of an hour. The southern part, as we have seen, which is apparently less fertile, is drained by a Wady running westwards to the Mediterranean. But from a point some distance south of the valley of Nabulus, the land begins to incline towards the north, and the waters are carried off at the northeast extremity towards the Jordan, by a branch of the great Wady el-F&ri'a.--Across the valley of Nabulus, we could see the summit of Mount Ebal spreading out into table land, not unlike that of Gerizim. But the feature in the prospect which struck us most, was the smaller plain already alluded to, which runs up E. S. E. from the eastern side of the Mukhna, overagainst the valley of Nabulus. It is properly separated from the Mukhna by a low ridge of rocky hills, through which runB an open Wady connecting the two plains, and draining off the waters of the smaller one westwards, where they then flow northwards and so to the Jordan. On the hills along the north side of this Wady, aro Been the three villages of 'Azmut, Deir el-Hatab, and Salim; the latter lying furthest east. This may not improbably be the Shalim, a city of Shechem, to which Jacob came on his return from Padan-aram.1 The plain beyond extends eastwards for an hour or more, bearing the same characteristics of fertility and beauty as the Mukhna itself. On its further side, on the low hills, was seen a village called Beit Dejan;l and beyond the southeast part, appeared the high peak of a mountain looking towards the Jordan, along the foot of which passes a road leading from Nabulus through this plain to the Jordan. This was Kfirn Surtabeh, which we had so...show more

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  • Paperback | 278 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 499g
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  • English
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  • 1236544455
  • 9781236544452