A Levantine Log-Book

A Levantine Log-Book

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...he was imprisoned, the "Spot Where" his raiment was divided, the "Spot Where" he was crowned with thorns, the "Spot Where" the cross was set, the "Spot Where" the cross was found, and the "Spot Where" Adam was buried. The Temple Enclosure, with the enclosed spots, is variously called Mount Moriah, or the Dome of the Rock, or the Mosque of Omar, or the Temple of Solomon, or Harem-esh-Sherif, according to taste and fancy. It is a level space of ground, enclosed by a wall with strictly guarded gates. The open space within this enclosure is some thirty-five acres. On entering this large space of ground one experiences a marked sensation of relief, after pushing through the crowds in the filthy, narrow streets of Jerusalem. The oddity of this open space in the crowded city is added to by its physical contour, for while Jerusalem is anything but level, the Temple Enclosure looks like a parade-ground. This has been accomplished by cutting away rock in some parts, filling in deep gorges in others, and in still deeper gorges building huge arches of masonry, on top of which an artificial stone flooring has been laid. In fact, the whole substructure of this level enclosure is honeycombed with tunnels, vaults, and cisterns. It is Turkish and English Names said that at one time over ten million gallons of water were stored in these rock cisterns. It is only of recent years that it has been safe for Christians to enter the Temple Enclosure. Many an unbeliever has paid the penalty of intrusion with his life. Even now it is not easy to enter, although Mohammedan rigor has yielded to the golden key. But there must still be some danger from Moslem fanatics, for the foreign consulates will not permit any of...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236870506
  • 9781236870506