The Churches and Monasteries of Egypt Some Neighbouring Countries

The Churches and Monasteries of Egypt Some Neighbouring Countries

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...term birbd, existing in the twelfth century near Itfih, as Abu Salih apparently implies, is interesting, and may be of use to explorers. It is said that there are no ancient remains there now. (A. J. B.) 2 According to Al-Makrizi (Khitat, ii. p. 0.1) this was another name for the monastery of Al-Kusair, in connexion with which our author has already told the story of the mule; see fol. 50 a. 3 This is the famous monastery of St. Paul (Dair Bulus of which I have spoken above, near the Red Sea and almost a day's journey beyond St. Anthony. St. Jerome, in the Life of Hilarion, quotes St. Anthony's disciples, Amathas and Macarius, as stating that Paul the Theban was the real author of monasticism--' principem ejus rei fuisse non nominis'--if the reading is right; and St. Jerome professes his own agreement with that opinion; although St. Anthony is generally called, as by Abu Salih, the ' father of monks/ (A. J. B.) 4 The sea is called JlUs in distinction fromsJ' without an epithet, which might mean simply a river or canal, and in Egypt generally means the Nile/ the liturgy in it by turns. It stands in the Wadi VArabah1, near the pool of Miriam; and it is near Mount Sinai, but divided from it by the passage over the Salt Sea. Al-Arish. The region of Al-'Arish. In this region there are two large churches, which have stood here from ancient times, and are now in ruins, but their walls remain up to our own time; and the wall of the city2, which ran along the side of the Salt Sea, is still existing. It is said that of all the marble and columns which are to be found at Misr, the greater part and the largest specimens came from Al-'Arish. Al-Faramd. The city of Al-Farama. This city was built by Pharaoh3, on the river Nile, in the...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236757955
  • 9781236757951