A History Of The New Testament Times (volume 1)

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byAdolf Hausrath

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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. 1878. Excerpt: ... 3. Judaea. The southern part of Palestine is the least richly endowed by nature. According to the descriptions of Josephus, it appears that the unfruitful limestone mountains of Judaaa were more hospitable then than now; but while even in the earliest times mention was made of the cedars of Lebanon, of the oaks of Bashan, of the forest-crowned heights of Samaria, no similar description of scenic beauty, taken from Judaea, ever became proverbial. Strabo, too, had found the country about Jerusalem rocky and little to be desired,1 and the district unfruitful, barren and stony, " so that no one would risk a serious engagement on its account."2 There is no natural or geological boundary between the mountains of Ephraim and Judah; even the historical one had been altered, in that the Jews had taken possession of the southern part of the mountains of Ephraim. The more possible is it, however, to speak of a boundary in the scenery. For the rocky table-land becomes broader, the declivities are steeper; the whole landscape sterner, more barren and inhospitable; the precipice towards the valley of the Jordan and Dead Sea waste and deserted. While the mountains towards the south-west sink down into a mere hill-country, the south-eastern declivity takes more and more the character of a desert. There are districts, certainly, of considerable size which form exceptions to this general physiognomy of Judaea. Visible from the coast is the hill-country--fanned by the fresh sea breezes--that rests, in the north on the mountains of Ephraim, in the south on the mountains of Judah, while its valleys lead down into the fruitful plain of Shephela. This district offers as pleasant an aspect as any in Israel.3 The champaign under these hills had been the campus trcy'anus of Jewish...

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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. 1878. Excerpt: ... 3. Judaea. The southern part of Palestine is the least richly endowed by nature. According to the descriptions of Josephus, it...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217426719

ISBN - 13:9780217426718

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