Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt Volume 4
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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...Elijah, leaving his servant behind 'him, goes on farther, into the Negeb. In point of time Jebel Serbal or Jebel Musa would be equidistant from the prophet as he starts on his journey in the strength of the miraculous food, while the difficulty of the route to be followed to either mountain would be the same. Arrived within reach of them, the solitariness of Jebel Musa would attract the fugitive. Even supposing the mines at Magharah at this data to have been disused, T and that the Magharah district was denuded of Egyptian soldiers and their captives, we have no right to strip the fertile Wady Feiran of inhabitants. Repeopling the peninsula then, and trying to conjure up its life in the times when Ahab was king of northern Israel, one would have to regard Jebel Musa as more withdrawn from the noise and bustle of the little world than Serbal. To "the Mount of God " Elijah is led by the Spirit. On the " Mountain of God " the children of Israel, according to God's promise, had worshipped Him. The situation and circumstance of Jebel Musa afford a suitable locality for Moses' and Elijah's critical interviews with Jehovah. Do not its physical features mark it out as specially adapted for the gathering together of a great multitude convened for a religious service? ' Robertson Smith's " Prophets of lsrael.." 1 As we have said, the latest of the inscriptions as yet found at Sarablt el Khadim have the date of Ramses I0. of the Twentieth Dynasty' B.C. 1200-1166. But the Assyrian Sargon, in B.C. 711' after the conquest of Asdud, made a tour of the mining districts and visited the coppermine of Baalzephon-by which is meant probably Sarablt el Khadim. digious temple, to which Ras Sufsafeh is the propylon, while the plain...
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