Egypt And Syria; Their Physical Features In Relation To Bible History by Sir John William Dawson

Egypt And Syria; Their Physical Features In Relation To Bible History

bySir John William Dawson

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ... the great plan conceived by Solomon was completed by subsequent kings, and that large portions of the wall may have been repaired and rebuilt after the captivity or even as late as the extensive restorations undertaken by Herod the Great. If we are right in placing the altar of burnt-offering on the Sakhra, the Temple of Solomon must have stood nearly in the middle of the Haram area, on the same platform which now supports the Mosque of Omar. Its tower-like propylon would thus rise a little to the west of the present dome, and, like it, must have been the' most conspicuous object in every view of the city. The courts in front of the temple must have extended nearly to the west wall of the temple area, while, as we learn from the Mishna, wider spaces lay to the south, north and east, the whole of which were, however, probably surrounded with the long cloisters of Herod's temple. We thus, I think, obtain, by starting from the sacred rock as representing the great central altar, a more definite idea of the temple, and one more in accordance with the statements of ancient authorities, than on any other view. We also obtain a most interesting identification of an old historic site. For, though we cannot certainly affirm that the Sakhra is the rock on which Abraham offered Isaac, we can with the greatest probability connect it with the highest point of old Araunah's threshing-floor, and with that sacrifice of David which first gave to the Temple Hill its character as a place sacred to the worship of God. (3) We come now to the most interesting and at the same time one of the most vexed of the questions connected with Jerusalem, namely, the place of the Crucifixion and of the Sepulchre of Jesus. On this subject, though I would desire to speak with all...

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Title:Egypt And Syria; Their Physical Features In Relation To Bible HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217468594

ISBN - 13:9780217468596

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