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EDINBURGH PRINTED BY JOHN HUGHES, 3 THISTLE STREET.

CONTENTS OF VOLUME II.

TOUR TO THE DEAD SEA, AND THROUGH THE
SOUTHERN PARTS OF JUDEA.

Unexpected help.-The way to Bethlehem.-Convent of Elijah.-Beit-
Jala.-Bethlehem.-Traditions concerning the Grotto of the Nativity.
-David's Well.-Wadi-Urtas.-The Farm of Meshullam in Solomon's
Gardens.-Efforts to engage Shech Hamdan as a Guide to the Dead
Sea fail.-Reasons why.-Mr Meshullam.-American Emigrants at
his Farm.-Charming morning in Wadi-Urtas.-Excursion to Tekoa,
etc.-Ruins of Tekoa.-Chareitûn, the Cave of David.-Castle of
Herodium, the Frank's Mountain.-The Field of the Shepherds.-
Bedouins.-Solomon's Pools.-Road to Hebron.-Rama of Samuel.—
The Oaks of Mamre.—Hebron.—Detained by Storms at Besharah's.—
Contract with Shech Hamzeh for a Tour to the Dead Sea, etc.-Ex-
tortions and Tricks of the Bedouins.-The Cave of Machpelah.-Valley
of Eshcol.-Ruins round Hebron.-Off for the Camp of Shech Abû
Dahûk.-Ancient Sites.-Ziph, Carmel, Maon, etc.-Tell-'Arad, Wadi-
er-Rmail.-Reception at Abû Dahûk's.-How matters stand with regard
to Bedouïn Guides who are pressed upon Travellers.-Masada.-Dan-
gerous climbing of its Rock.-Ruins.-The Mountains between Masada
and Zuweirah.-Volcanic Formation.-Crater and Ruins of Zuweirah.
-The Plains between Wadi-es-Zuweirah and the Salt Mountain.-
The so-called Ruins of Zoar and Sodom of M. de Saulcy do not exist.
-Remarks upon the pseudo discoveries of that Traveller.-The Salt
Mountain.-Remarks upon the Catastrophe of Gen. xix., and the for-
mation of the present Dead Sea.-Ascent of the Mountains to the S.W.
of the Dead Sea. Fearful Precipices, and dangerous Mountain Paths.
-Thirst and Exhaustion.-Encamp in the Desert without Water.-
The Ruins of Kûrnûb.-Bedouïns.-The Desert a splendid field of
grass and flowers.-Wells of 'Arârah.-Bersheba.-Pursued by Be-

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The last acts of the Pilgrims.--Change of travelling attendants.--The
Tyropoon.-The Mount of Olives.-Panorama of the City.-This spot
chosen by the Lord to foretell to his Disciples the fate of Jerusalem.-
Gethsemane.-Meet a Jewish Rabbi.-A type of the hostile spirit of
Judaïsm against Christianity.-The London Society for Promoting
Christianity among the Jews.-Reasons for taking an interest in the
Gospel labours in Jerusalem, etc.-Disappointment and little fruit.—
Testimony of Bishop Gobat.-The simple preaching of Sin and Mercy,
and not controversial efforts, the most efficacious means for obtaining
better results. Specimen of Mr Crawford's manner of addressing the
Jews. Dr Macgowan and the Hospital.-Miserable condition of the

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Travels continued.-Sephûris (Sefûriëh).-Cana of Galilee (Kana-el-
Jelil).—'Arrabeh and other Villages.-Mountains of Jermak and Safed.
-Arrive at Safed.-Earthquake of 1837.-Danûs.-Gospel wants.-
Excursion to Sasa.-Descend again to the Jordan.—Jisr Benat Yakûb.
-Joshua's Battle Field.-The Waters of Merom (el-Hûleh).-Kedes-
Naphtali. The Huleh-marsh. -The Upper Jordan. - Tell-Dufneh
(Dafné).-Dan (Tell-el-Kadi).—Source of the Jordan.-Banias (Cesarea
Philippi).-Our Lord's Question.-Old Friends.-The Castle of Banias.
-Revolt of the Druses.-Hâsbeiya brought to remembrance.-Travels
in Lebanon.-Churbi.-Once more at the Leontes and the Castle of
Shukîf. The Valley of Jermak.-Splendid Scenery.-Jebel Rihân.—

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