Judæa capta

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byCharlotte Elizabeth

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ... JERUSALEM AS IT IS. 231 tinguish the point whence rose the wall that girt it in. For a precipitous descent into the valley beneath, we now behold a swelling mass ot ground, ihe accumulation of many centuries, where no doubt lies hidden a deep substratum of giant ruins, blocking up the entrance to subterranean caves. The site of fort Antonia is occupied by the house of the Turkish governor, and a slender minaret marks the memorable area, forming, as in olden time, the north-west corner of the enclosure where stands the alien occupant of a spot that long was, and ere long again shall be, most holy unto the Lord. We look with something like toleration, if with complacency we cannot look, on Ishmael's strong grasp of Isaac's sacred mountain; for though he there worships a god whom his fathers knew not, he has purged the place of idols; and we must needs rejoice that the impious mummeries enacted in other parts of the city, are sternly held aloof from contaminating the threshing-floor of Araunah. An irregular line of unequal fortification, excluding the greater part of Bezetha, and other tracks that lay within the ancient city, runs straggling out and in, embracing the melancholy mass of broken buildings that loiter where the hands of different generations have placed them, bearing no resemblance to what was, and probably destined to contribute but little portion to what is about to be. Until within a few short years, animal life was at a low ebb in Jerusalem; intellectual life at a lower, and spiritual life there was none; this was Zion, whom no man sought after; but now from every part of the world the Gentiles congregate, they scarcely know for what, in her gloomy streets; and, "like doves to their windows," her own exiled race flock unto...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ... JERUSALEM AS IT IS. 231 tinguish the point whence rose the wall that girt it in. For a precipitous descent int...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217857795

ISBN - 13:9780217857796

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