A Geography Of The Bible; Compiled For The American Sunday School Union

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byJames Waddel Alexander

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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. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ... xviii. 9, Mark ix. 43, Luke xii. 5.) XII. Not far from Gilgal, where the children of Israel first encamped, when they entered Canaan, lay the valley of Achor or Tribulation, so called from the calamities occasioned by the theft of Achan, who was stoned here. (Josh. vii. 24--26.) This valley was a part of the northern boundary of the tribe of Judah. (Josh. xv. 7.) The prophet Hosea, in predicting the return of the Hebrews from captivity, declares that God would give them the valley of Achor for a-door Hope; in other words, that the same spot which was a place of distress and tribulation, when Israel first entered Canaan, should be a place of joyful expectation to those who returned from exile. The name is also mentioned in another prophecy, Isa. Ixv. 10. XIII. Hebron, which lies a few miles south of Bethlehem, is a long valley, agreeably diversified with rocky hills, forests of oak and fir, vineyards and olive gardens. Vines are more cultivated here, than in any other part of Palestine, though little wine is made. To this region, probably belongs the valley of Eshcol or cluster of grapes, so called from the cluster which the spies brought back to Moses. (Num. xiii. 24, 25.) In the Vale of Hebron, Jacob was dwelling when he sent Joseph to seek his brethren. (Gen. xxxvii. 14.) XIV. The valley of Salt, where Joab slew ten-thousand Edomites, (Ps. Ix. title, 2 Sam. viii. 13, 1 Chron. xviii. 12,) is a long level tract at the south-western extremity of the Dead sea, totally destitute of vegetation. XV. Ezekiel, in predicting the destruction of Gog and Magog, says; " I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea;" (xxxix. 11.) This is supposed to indicate a plain or valley, on the east side of...

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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. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ... xviii. 9, Mark ix. 43, Luke xii. 5.) XII. Not far from Gilgal, where the children of Israel first encamped, when they ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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