A Pastor's Memorial of the Holy Land

A Pastor's Memorial of the Holy Land

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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. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night;" when "the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them, and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, fear not: for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people." Many of the surrounding hills are thinly clothed with fig and olive trees, and here and there were traces of corn-growth, among which the husbandmen were employed in gathering the small bounty of God. At the more distant parts of the picture, a brown and sterile appearance pervaded the surface both of hill and plain, betokening that the hand of God was withdrawn, for a season, from that once luxuriantly productive soil. The intense heat and glare of the sun soon induced us to make our retreat to the interior, where we spent a short time in visiting the church, and the spots which have been assigned as scenes of the 1 Amos i. 1. 1 Samuel xxiii. 29. 2 Chron. xx. 2. 244 BETHLEHEM--CHAPEL OF THE NATIVITY, ETC. most august transactions of gospel history. The church, supposed to be as ancient as the early part of the fourth century, is solid and spacious, supported on columns of granite. And though the convent and church properly belong to the Latins, yet Greeks and Armenians have separate portions of both allotted for their use. On the ground-floor of the church, there are but fewobjects of curiosity, except some paintings of scripture subjects, rude and apparently very ancient. It is the church underground which absorbs all interest--especially in minds possessing credulity enough to find the actual place of the nativity amidst the paintings and gildings and lamps by which a superstitious enthusiasm has disguised the humble realities which it professes to...show more

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  • Paperback | 158 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 295g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236659856
  • 9781236659859