Eldad The Pilgrim; A Sketch Of The Manners And Customs Of The Jews, In The Century Which Preceded…

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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.1855 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. THE JOUBNET. The slaves halted before the gate, with the camels and horses. The camels bore the travelling equipage, provisions, clothes and presents. Jetur, when weary, was to find a seat upon the one who had the lightest load. Melchi and Eldad mounted two stately Egyptian horses, which they designed to sell again at Gaza; Egypt abounds in beautiful horses,1 and supplies the neighbouring countries with them. They had arranged their journey so well, that by joining a Syrian caravan from Pelusium to Gaza, they would arrive in Judea in time to accompany the pilgrims from Hebron on their way to Jerusalem. From Alexandria to Pelusium, their road lay through Egypt, and they could venture to make it alone. Alexandria is built upon a tongue of land, having the Mediterranean sea on the north, and the lake Mareotis on the south. The first part of the journey offered striking views, sometimes of the sea, and sometimes of the lake. The shores of the lake were covered with palm-trees, and papyrus; canals united it with the Nile, and splendid buildings were seen on every side. Eldad, in spite of his longing for the Holy Land, was compelled to confess, that Alexander had well chosen the spot that was to bear his name. It was as delightful for scenery as it was convenient for trade. 1 The horse appears to have been used by the Egyptians, long before it was common among the Jews, or even among the Arabians; though Arabia has been supposed to be its native country. Horses are not mentioned among the riches of the patriarchs; and in later times are connected with Egypt. See 1 Kings x. 28, 29. 2 Chron. i. 16, 17. Ezekiel xvii. 15. The places through which they passed were too well known to both the travellers, to attract particular attention. They halted one day,...

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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.1855 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. THE JOUBNET. The slaves halted before the gate, with the camels and horses. The camels bore the travelling equipage...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217711758

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