The Giant Cities of Bashan; And Syria's Holy Places

The Giant Cities of Bashan; And Syria's Holy Places

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...sword from Ahimelech the high priest, and fled to Gath. David's visit sealed the fate of Nob. A base Edomite betrayed the innocent priest; and when no Israelite dared to carry out the savage commands of a tyrant king, Doeg proved a willing executioner. Ahimelech and his whole family were murdered, and "he smote Nob with the edge of the sword, both men and women, children, and sucklings, and oxen, and asses, and sheep" (1 Sam. xxii). Sitting on the desolate site I read the story of that terrible massacre; and I shuddered as I looked around and saw the rocks once stained with the blood of the helpless victims. Can we wonder that Ezekiel was commissioned to pronounce a curse upon Palestine, when he could with such truth assign as its cause, "for the land is full of bloody crimes' (vii. 23). Another hour brought me to my home on Olivet, and to the end of one of the most interesting and profitable excursions I ever made in Palestine. THE LAND OF THE PHILISTINES. "Thus salth the Lord God; Behold, I will stretch out mine hand upon the Philistine, and I will cut off the Cherethlms, and destroy the remnant of the sea coast."--Ezn. XXv.16. 11 jE rode down from Jerusalem on Saturday, hoping to spend a quiet Sunday in the Franciscan convent of Ramleh. The good fathers received us with even more than ordinary hospitality, and quartered us in their choicest cells. They supplied our table, too, with the best their larder afforded; and as we were all well inured to Eastern life, we were able to enjoy the fare. In the early part of Sunday we were left alone, and the deep silence of the convent was most impressive. At intervals the solemn chant of the Latin service in the chapel swept through the cloistered courts and along the corridors, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236555651
  • 9781236555656