Palestine a Witness to Christ

Palestine a Witness to Christ

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...time of Christ. Fat. The wine vats were simply two parallel troughs cut in the solid rock on the hillside, one above the other, with a perforated conduit between them; and many of these old troughs may still be seen. Tower. It is no uncommon sight to see the stone tower in the vineyards, and the watchman is always at his post in the vintage season to guard the grapes from thieves and jackals. Husbandmen. Most of the land that is cultivated in Palestine is not tilled by the owner, but is let out to husbandmen, and the ordinary method of rent is for the man to pay a certain part of the crop, as was the case in the parable. 3. And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty. This is a vivid picture of Oriental life. The government is weak and inefficient; judges are easily bribed, and under such conditions many such outrages are committed. 7. This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours. "There is an unwritten law in the East that if the owner of a piece of property cannot be found and no claimant appears the one who has possession of it and pays the taxes for six years can lay claim to legal ownership." (Chapman.) 15. Bring me a penny, that I may see it. The coin here spoken of is the denarius, which was the principal silver coin of the Romans in the time of Christ. The description in the following verse is accurate, for the head of the ruling Emperor was stamped upon the coin. Those made during the reign of Tiberius had upon them the title "Caesar;" the later ones had "Emperor." The worth of the denarius is estimated at seventeen cents, which is about the price of a day's labor in Palestine at the present time. They are to be seen in the British Museum, and we saw one...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236850629
  • 9781236850621