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From a Drawing by]
[Mr. F. E. Blackstone.
RANGE OF HERMON NEAR BANIAS, OR CÆSAREA PHILIPPI, AT THE MAIN SOURCE OF THE JORDAN.
The Probable Scene of our Lord's Transfiguration.
"THE LAND OF THE PHARAOHS," "ITALIAN PICTURES,” “SPANISH PICTURES,”
“SWISS PICTURES,” “AMERICAN PICTURES,” ETC.
journey of which a brief account is given in the following pages was undertaken in the early part of 1873. The object of the writer was to compare the Land and the Book, and by an examination of the topography of Palestine
to illustrate the histories of Scripture. Had any doubt existed in his own mind as to the veracity of those histories, it must have been dispelled by the minute agreement which he traced between the indications of the narrative and the physical geography of the
country. No“ fable,” however “cunningly devised,” no myth or legend coming into existence at a later age, could have adapted itself so precisely to the topographical details of the scene. The main design of the present volume has been to trace these coincidences, and thus to elucidate and confirm the Biblical narrative. Whilst he has availed himself of all the help he could gain from the writings of former travellers, he has in no case