Scripture Geography; Or, a Companion to the Bible Being a Geographical and Historical Account of the Places Mentioned in the Holy Scripture Intended for the Use of Families and Schools

Scripture Geography; Or, a Companion to the Bible Being a Geographical and Historical Account of the Places Mentioned in the Holy Scripture Intended for the Use of Families and Schools

By (author) 

List price: US$19.99

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

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. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ... the accounts of its ancient magnificence and extent. Here are yet shown the tombs of Mordecai and Esther, standing near the centre of the modern city, and covered by a dome, on which is the following inscription in Hebrew: "This day, 15th of the month Adar, in the year 4474 from the creation of the world, was finished the building of this temple over the graves of Mordecai and Esther, by the hands of the good-hearted brothers, Elias and Samuel, the sons of the deceased Ismael of Kashan." This inscription proves the dome to have been built 1360 years. Within this building are two sarcophagi, or coffins, made of a very dark coloured wood, evidently of great antiquity, carved with much intricacy of pattern and richness of twisted ornament, with a line of inscription in Hebrew running round the upper ledge of each. Many other inscriptions in the same language, are cut on the walls; while one of the most ancient, engraved on a slab of white marble, is let into the wall itself. This inscription is as follows: "Mordecai, beloved and honoured by a king, was great and good. His garments were as those of a sovereign. Ahasuerus covered him with this rich dress, and also placed a golden chain around his neck. The city of Susa rejoiced at his honours, and his high fortune became the glory of the Jews." The inscriptions on the coffins of Mordecai and Esther contain their names, and several pious sentences, expressive of their trust in God; with some references to particular incidents in their lives. The key of these tombs is always kept by the head person of the Jews resident in Hamadan; and on the day of the feast of Purim, which is kept on the 13th and 14th of the month Adar, to commemorate the deliverance of the Jews from the general...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236490908
  • 9781236490902