Missionary Register Volume 8

Missionary Register Volume 8

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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. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...Family, and very respectable connections. The Arabic Psalter attracted his notice. He came up to me, and inquired eagerly if I had more Arabic Psalters or any Arabic Bibles; saying, at the same time, that if I had thousands of them, I could easily dispose of them in Syria. I went to his house in the evening, and spent about three hours with him. He was aware of the existence of the Bible Society, and had seen Mr. Burckhardt. He made many excellent remarks on the good effects likely to be produced by the Bibla Society; and, ta!d, that if he could do any thing to promote its objects in Syria, he was most ready and wilting to be so employed. I wrote on spot a set of Instructions for him. He undertakes, with the assistance of his brother, who is Physician to the Prince of the Druses, to sell and distribute the Scriptures throughout the whole of Lebanon, Anti-Lebanon, Damascus, and the coast of Syria, from Beirout to Sour. Mr. Bertrand is well known in the country; and, as I have heard from many, has considerable influence, and is universally respected. He only waits for the Books, to begin his work. Signor Vondiziano, of Larnica, will be his Referee. I trust that the Bible Society will speedily send out to Signor Vondiziano a large supply. Mr. Bertrand will correspond with Mr. Tarn, and will give him a full account of the sale and distribution of the Scriptures. Sour. On the 18th, I set out for Sour, the ancient Tyre; and arrived there in the evening. I lodged with the Greek-Catholic Archbishop of Tyre. He will endeavour to supply his flock with Bibles; and will apply to bis friend Mr. Bertrand for them. He tells me, that in Sour there are 1200 Greek Catholics, 100 Maronites, 100 Greek Schismatics, 2000 Montonalis, and about 100 Turks. Relics of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 372 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 662g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236649966
  • 9781236649966