Kadesh-Barnea; Its Importance and Probable Site, with the Story of a Hunt for It. Including Studies of the Route of the Exodus and the Southern Bounda

Kadesh-Barnea; Its Importance and Probable Site, with the Story of a Hunt for It. Including Studies of the Route of the Exodus and the Southern Bounda

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... 270 /., 299, 307 /. 3. FAVORING CIRCUMSTANCES AT NAKIIL. It was on Saturday morning, March 26, 1881, that I reached Castle Nakhl, with my two traveling companions, Mr. George H. Wattles, a student of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Rev. Allan M. Dulles, just from his post-graduate studies at Leipzig. We had come from Cairo, by way of Mount Sinai, under the escort of Shaykh Moosa, the Shaykh el-Belad of the Tawarah tribes; one of the very finest specimens of the Bed'wy chieftain, dignified, kindly, trustworthy;1 a man for whom we had acquired sincere respect and hearty esteem.2 Shaykh Sulaym&n was absent on a plundering tour, making good the reputation of his tribe for its one remaining ancestral trait;5 perhaps in the country of the 'Anazeh, "who occupy the district around Palmyra, and to the east of the Hauran;" for they are said to be the " hereditary victims" of the Teeviihah in their annual raids for plunder.4 This of course put him out of the question as our escort. Shaykh Musleh was there; but he was disabled by ill-health. It was, indeed, with difficulty that he had come over the desert to meet us, in response to a messenger sent to him across the country by Shaykh Moosa, as we journeyed toward Nakhl. A ride to Hebron he could not think of. Under ordinary circumstances, he would probably have insisted that we should await his brother's return; but he happened to be in a position to desire our help, and that fact put us on a different footing from travelers generally. 1 Caroline Paine, in her Tent and Harem (pp. 258-205) describes a visit made by her in 1852, to the home of Shaykh Moosa, not far from Wady Fayran. She emphasizes "the delicate and polite manner" of his wives, and the...show more

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  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236620410
  • 9781236620415