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The Historical Geography of the Holy Land
Especially in Relation to the History of Israel and of the Early Church

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  • Date Published: August 2017
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108075398

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  • This book was immediately recognised on its publication in 1894 as a major work of scholarship, and reached twenty-five editions during its author's lifetime. The intention of George Adam Smith (1856–1942) was to produce a work which would 'give a vision of the land as a whole' and help the reader 'to hear through it the sound of running history'. Smith, an enthusiastic alpinist, had studied divinity in Edinburgh, and first visited Palestine in 1880, travelling around the country on foot. The book was written while Smith was teaching at Glasgow, and working on various social projects in Scotland. His detailed knowledge of the territory, together with his wide familiarity with the archaeological and historical background, gives the work authority. The book places the land in its historical context, and describes the physical geography and climate; the readability of its style is enhanced by detailed maps, some in colour.

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    • Date Published: August 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108075398
    • dimensions: 215 x 139 x 44 mm
    • weight: 0.93kg
    • contains: 5 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Chronological table
    Part I. The Land as a Whole:
    1. The place of Syria in the world's history
    2. The form of the land and its historical consequences
    3. The climate and fertility of the land, with their effects on its religion
    4. The scenery of the land, with its reflection on the poetry of the Old Testamant
    5. The land and questions of faith
    6. The view from Mount Ebal
    Part II. Western Palestine:
    7. The coast
    8. The maritime plain
    9. The Philistines and their cities
    10. The Shephelah
    11. Early Christianity in the Shephelah
    12. Judaea and Samaria
    13. The borders and bulwarks of Judaea
    14. An estimate of the real strength of Judaea
    15. The character of Judaea
    16. Samaria
    17. The strong places of Samaria
    18. The question of Sychar
    19. Esdraelon
    20. Galilee
    21. The lake of Galilee
    22. The Jordan valley
    23. The Dead Sea
    Part III. Eastern Palestine:
    24. Over Jordan: general features
    25. The names and divisions of eastern Palestine
    26. Moab and the coming of Israel
    27. Israel in Gilead and Bashan
    28. Greece over Jordan: the Decapolis
    29. Hauran and its cities
    30. Damascus
    Index of subjects
    Index of authorities.

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