Christian Faith and Life Volume 1, No. 5

Christian Faith and Life Volume 1, No. 5

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...presented, is in keeping with the fact that some of the vessels, at least, in which Jesus sailed over the lake were large enough to carry Himself and his disciples--the inference being that all of the apostolic band were with Him. The Jordan descends from Lake Huleh to the Galilean basin, a distance of eleven miles, through a narrow gorge in a succession of rapids or cascades. For the greater part of this distance the descent is more than ninety feet to the mile. From the gateway of the hills the river emerges, a foaming, swirling torrent, crosses the belt of the coast plain, some two miles in breadth, and entering the Sea passes through it, as does the Rhine through the Sea of Constance. For a considerable distance its course may be traced by its turbid waters, but at length it is lost to sight and hushed to rest in the bosom of the lake; and ere it passes out on its downward plunge to the Dead Sea, it is as clear as the waves which ripple along the beach of the Gennesaret plain. The topography and characteristic features of the coasts of Galilee can be studied to best advantage by making the circuit of the lake. The widest space between the surrounding hills and the water is at or near the inlet of the Jordan. The greater portion of this tract lies on the eastern side of the river, and is known as the Plain of Batihah, or Butaiha. It is somewhat larger than the Gennesaret plain, and is regarded as its counterpart in outline, general appearance and fertility. Near the lake there are numerous bogs and swampy patches, but the higher ground is a meadow-like tract, which yields a rich harvest wherever it is carefully cultivated. This was in the territory ruled by Philip the Tetrarch, and here he rebuilt and beautified the village of Bethsaida, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236506340
  • 9781236506344