Palestine: or, The Holy Land

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J. Duncan, 1824 - Palestine - 372 pages

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Page 93 - And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
Page 170 - And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them. And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.
Page 290 - Gennesareth; its nature is wonderful as well as its beauty; its soil is so fruitful that all sorts of trees can grow upon it, and the inhabitants accordingly plant all sorts of trees there; for the temper of the air is so well mixed, that it agrees very well with those several sorts, particularly walnuts, which require the coldest air, flourish there in vast plenty; there are...
Page 1 - Calvary, — -in those holy fields, Over whose acres walked those blessed feet, Which, eighteen hundred years ago, were nailed For our advantage to the bitter cross, studying the path in which those footsteps lie, if perhaps we may catch some vision of the present Jesus.
Page 228 - A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him, half dead.
Page 78 - ... dressed and fed them were withdrawn : the Mount of Olives still retains a languishing verdure, and nourishes a few of those trees from which it derives its name; but all round about Jerusalem the general aspect is blighted and barren : the grass is withered : the bare rock looks through the scanty sward, and the grain itself, like the starving progeny of famine, seems in doubt whether to come to maturity or die in the ear.
Page 290 - ... but preserves them a great while ; it supplies men with the principal fruits, with grapes and figs continually, during ten months of the year,* and the rest of the fruits as they become ripe together through the whole year ; for besides the good temperature of the air, it is also watered from a most fertile fountain.
Page 251 - And thou shalt write upon them all the words of this law, when thou art passed over, that thou mayest go in unto the land which the LORD thy God...
Page 71 - The houses of Jerusalem are heavy square masses, • Lamentations i. 1—6; ii. 1—9, 14. very low, without chimneys or windows ; they have flat terraces or domes on the top, and look like prisons or sepulchres. The whole would appear to the eye one uninterrupted level, did not the steeples of the churches, the minarets of the mosques, the summits of a few cypresses, and the clumps of nopals, break the uniformity of the plan.
Page 81 - As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.

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