And Robert Murray Mac Cheyne.) Narrative of a Mission of Inquiry to the Jews from the Church of Scotland in 1839. 2. Ed Volume 1

And Robert Murray Mac Cheyne.) Narrative of a Mission of Inquiry to the Jews from the Church of Scotland in 1839. 2. Ed Volume 1

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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. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...the fig-trees for support; and many of the fig-trees were " planted in a vineyard," recalling to our mind the language used in the parable of our Lord.1 A clear brook flowing down the valley, gave freshness and beauty to every green thing. The Arabs washed themselves in it. We now entered into what is generally believed to be the Valley of Elah. It is called by the Arabs Wady Bet Hanina, but there is a Waddy Aly not far off that seems to retain the ancient name. This is believed by many to be the place where David slew Goliath of Gath, the champion of the Philistines.' Whether it be so or not, the sight of these deep valleys gave us a clear and vivid impression of the memorable confiiet. Here were hills on each side, the ravine between being deep and narrow. On the front of these opposing hills the armies were encamped. " The Philistines stood on a mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on a mountain on the other side, and there was a valley between them." They could not meet each other hand to hand without descending into the ravine; yet they could speak to each other, and hurl their words of defiance across the intervening space. This explained to us how the giant could stand and cry to the host of Israel, defying the armies of the living God, and yet not come within reach of their weapons. But when David accepted the challenge, he descended into this narrow valley, crossed the small running brook, picked up five of its smooth pebbles for his sling, and 1 Luke xm. 6. 2 1 Sam. xvn. 2. 166 KALONIE--APPROACH TO JERUSALEM. began to climb the opposite ascent. Goliath sees him, looks down with contempt, and advances to overwhelm him; but David takes his aim at him, and slings the stone into his forehead. The giant...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236564111
  • 9781236564115