Observations and Inquiries Relating to Various Parts of Ancient History Etc

Observations and Inquiries Relating to Various Parts of Ancient History Etc

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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. 1767 edition. Excerpt: ...must have been below: and it is therefore with great propriety said, that " he made ready his chariot, and went " up to meet Israel his father." It agrees likewise with the account given by flfi/Zp/aus; who makes the general rendesssvous of the children of Istael at their departure to have been at Latopolir or Litopalis. He calls it indeed Letopolis: but that was an inland city to the west; far out of the way for people who were taking this journey: 3A1rrag wren; pea-oyauog. But he explains himself in such a manner, as not posiibly to be mistaken. " They journeyed from a city, that was then " in ruins, where Babylon was afterwards built;" but Babylon was built upon the hill of the quarries, close by Latopalis, which is the city meant here: and so it should be read in _70 4 Ijtopolis, or, as it is called in the Itinerary, Latopolis, was originally a town where the people who belonged to the quarries dwelt. Babylon, when it was rebuilt, was made use of for a garrison, and was close to Latopalir: so that they are mentioned as the same place. BaCuA-n Qegpm' teupvov. S/rab. Vol. 2. pag. r 169. Latopolx: was at that part of Egypt where it was narrowest; at the junction of the upper and lower country, overagainst the apex of Delta. It was of so particular a situation, that people could not well come from any other part, but the province of Cusban or Ga/bm, to make it a place of rendesvous: it lay so much out of the Way 'of other places. See also Herodotus Lib. 2. Cap. 8. of the hill of Aabm. Strabo distinguishes between Utopolis and Latopolis. The for the province of Cushan. The next place that the Isi-aelite: came to was Succotb, or Tabemacula, called by the Greeks Emzuau; which lay directly in the rout. The Greeks...show more

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