Later Biblical Researches in Palestine and the Adjacent Regions; A Journal of Travels in the Year 1852

Later Biblical Researches in Palestine and the Adjacent Regions; A Journal of Travels in the Year 1852

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...the adjacent plains; and manifestly has no connection whatever with the precipitous regions south of Kflrn Surtabeh. The town is of some size, and tolerably well built. We saw no remains of antiquity, except a few sepulchral excavations and some cisterns. We were admitted to the top of a Sheikh's house, in order to take bearings. The house was built around a small court, in which cattle and horses were stabled. Thence a stone staircase led up to the roof of the house proper; on which, at the northwest and southeast corners, were high single rooms like towers, with a staircase inside leading to the top. In my former work the question was suggested,3 whether perhaps this Tulluzah may not be the representative of the 1 In April 1844, my companion found 28. Tfimmon 80. Neby Beten 139 them encamped on the ridge between the Beit Furik 164. 'Asireh 235. Neby upper Fari'a and the plain of Sanur. Ms. Bayazid 303. Yasld 338. Highest Journ. point of Ebal 211. Burj el-Fari'a 74. 2 Bearings at Tulluzah: Mount Hermon 3 BibL Res. first edition, III. p. 158. n. ancient Tirzah, the seat of a Canaanitish king;1 and afterwards the residence of the kings of Israel, from Jeroboam to Omri, who transferred the seat of the kingdom to Samaria.2 The change of r into I is very common, the harder letter being softened, especially in the later Hebrew books and the kindred dialects.3 The place lies in a sightly and commanding position; though the change of royal residence to the still more beautiful and not distant Samaria would be very natural. On the whole, I am disposed to regard Tulluzah as the ancient Tirzah; especially as there is no other name in all the region which bears the slightest resemblance to the latter. This also is doubtless the place which more

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