Narrative of a Journey Through Syria and Palestine in 1851 and 1852 Volume 2

Narrative of a Journey Through Syria and Palestine in 1851 and 1852 Volume 2

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...of Jerusalem and Omar's mosque before you, with your eye on Christ crucified for you, and with your finger pointing to God's promises, and to His command: "Go and preach the Gospel to every creature"--what do you feel? Does a voice come to you, too, from the crescent on the roof of the mosque? Are you reminded, by the cold indifference with which we Christians allow the followers of the false Prophet to forbid us, as "unbelieving dogs," to tread the soil on which Omar's mosque has been built, of the question put to Peter by Jesus: "Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me?" And does not the slander put upon the Lord's name by a handful of miserable Turks, in the face of the Consuls of the five great European powers, who have taken up their residences within a few minutes' walk of the Haram-el-Sherif, recall to you those words: "Them John xxi. 15-17. MOUNT MORIAH--THE PLACE OF WAILING. 255 who honour me I will honour, and they who despise me shall be lightly esteemed "? Mount Moriah is a witness to the whole earth against the Christians. May God give us the conquest of it, and its deliverance from being trodden upon by the Mohammedans, the enemies of Christ, with other weapons than those by means of which the Crusaders held it for a short period. And the Place of wailing, outside, at the south-west corner of the old temple wall, where the Jews come on Fridays to lament and pray for the restoration of Jerusalem--do you inquire about it? Why--you know the place already, from engravings, descriptions, and panoramas. Take the Place of wailing along with you in your meditations on Mount Moriah. The one points to the other; and it is well that through the tears shed there by the Jews, even although those more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236873165
  • 9781236873163