The Life and Words of Christ Volume 1

The Life and Words of Christ Volume 1

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...above the sea,6 it sheltered itself in two narrow valleys, each brightened by flowing streams--the upland "city of the waters," with hills rising on all sides round it. The main stream, faced with a long stone quay; terraces rising above, lined by 1 Menke's Bihel Atlas, v. 3 Kiepert's Hand Karte. Capt. Warren, Pep. Pal. Fund, vol. vi. p. 309. 3 Rev. A. E. Northey, Pal. Fund Reports, April, 1872, p. 69. Kiepert's Hand Karte. 5 Capt. Warren, Pal. Fund Hep., vol. vi. p. 309. rows of pillars; the citadel, seen far and near, on a height between the two valleys, give us a glimpse of it. The old city which Joab besieged, and where Uriah fell, had given place to a Roman one. Fine temples, theatres, and public and private buildings, long ruined, were then alive with motley throngs, but the whole scene has now, for ages, been utterly deserted, and rank vegetation rises in its long silent streets, and in the courts of its temples and mansions. Hesbon, about fifteen miles nearly south of Ammon, on the Roman road which ran from Damascus, through Bozra and Ammon, --branching from Hesbon, west, to Jericho, and south, to Edom, --was the third and last frontier town of Perea. It lay among the Pisgah mountains, three thousand feet above the level of the sea, amidst brown hills, fretted with bright green lines along the course of numerous streamlets, oozing from the limestone rocks.1 Its ruins lie in great confusion, and serve only to tell of wealth and prosperity long since passed away. In the valley below, a great volume of water gushing from the rock, once filled the famous pools of Hesbon, --to the writer of the Song of Songs, like the laughing eyes of his beloved.3 From Hesbon, the eye ranges over a wide table-land of undulating downs, bright with...
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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 422g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236507797
  • 9781236507792