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MOUNT SINAI AND ARABIA PETRÆA.
À JOURNAL OF TRAVELS IN THE YEAR 1838,
E. ROBINSON AND E. SMITH.
UNDERTAKEN IN REFERENCE TO BIBLICAL GEOGRAPHY.
DRAWN UP FROM THE ORIGINAL DIARIES, WITH HISTORICAL ILLUSTRATIONS,
Professor of Biblical Literature in the Union Theological Seminary, New York;
Author of a Greek and English Lexicon of the New Testament, etc.
WITH NEW MAPS AND PLANS IN FIVE SHEETS.
PUBLISHED BY CROCKER & BREWSTER,
No. 47, Washington Street.
NEW YORK-JONA. LEAVITT: LONDON-JOHN MURRAY :
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1841,
By EDWARD ROBINSON,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District of
University Press. JOJIN F. TROW, PRINTER,
114 Nassau-street, N. Y.
FROM HEBRON TO RAMLEH AND JERUSALEM.
June 6th. Difficulty of obtaining a guide at Hebron, 1. Way to Dôra,
1,2. Dùra, Nubian slave, village quarrel, 2, 3. Subsequent rebellion, 4.
Ancient Adoraim, Adora, Dora, 4, 5. Proceed towards el-Burj; Wady
el-Keis, 5. Easy descent of the mountains, 5. Harvest scene, ruins, 6.
El-burj, 6.—June 7th. Disappointment in el-Burj, 7. El-Khuweilifeh,
a watering-place, 8. Caves, people from Důra, 8, 9. Pistol lost, clamour,
9. Um esh-Shủkaf, harvest-scenes, 9, 10. Indefinite replies: Straight
ahead, etc. 10. Way to Idhna, ruins, 10. The Sheikh “saddles his ass”
and accompanies us as a guide, 11. Terkûmieh, Tricomias, 11, 12.
Heat of day, 12. Beit Năsîb, Nezib, 12, 13. Rich and fertile region,
many sites of ruins, 13. Wady es-Sûr and wells, not Beth-zur, 14. Im-
mense Butm-tree, Pistacia Terebinthus, 15. To Beit Nettif, 16.
June 8th. Warm morning, 17. Way to’Ain Shems, 17. 'Ain Shems,
Beth-shemesh and Ir-shemesh, 17, 18, 19. Wady Súrår, Rafåt, 20.
Great plain, Khulda, drawing water with the foot,” 21. To 'Akir, 21.
'Akir, Ekron, 22-25. Yebna, Jabneh, Wely and Wady Rubin, 22.
Ramleh ; lodge with ’Abûd Murkus, 25. Hospitality, upper room, wash-
ing the feet, 26. Tower of Ramleh, beautiful prospect, 26–31. Ancient
places visible, 30. Yafa, population, etc.31. Household of our host, females
not visible, 31, 32. Evening upon the flat roof, 32. Restless night, 32, 33.
-Historical notices of Ramleh ; not an ancient town, 33–36. The tower
once a minaret, 36-40. Ramleh not Ramah; yet a Ramatha somewhere
in this region, perhaps Arimathea, 40–44. Other towns in the plain, Sa--
riphaea, Jehud, 45. Antipatris, now Kefr Sâba, 45-47. Galgula, 47.
June 9th. Early departure; attentiveness of our host, 48. Ludd,
Lydda, Diospolis, 49, 50. Ruined church of St. George, 49, 51. His-
torical notices, 50–55. Daniya), 56. Jimzu, Gimzo, 56. Two roads up
the mountain; we cross the fields from one to the other ; el-Burj, 57.
Kharûb-tree, Ceratonia, its pods, 58. Females ; mother of a conscript,
58. Beit ’ûr et-Tahta, Nether Beth-horon, 59. Ascent or Pass, 59.