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It is now more than two years since the volume of "Extracts from Travellers" was published. While it was in the press, it was suggested to the Compiler, that a work of a similar nature, illustrative of Scripture Topography, might prove acceptable. The present volume is the result of that suggestion. What has been attempted in the work is briefly this:
1st. To bring together in one view those passages of Scripture in which the place under notice is mentioned.
2dly. To give a brief historical sketch of such place.
3dly. To narrate those particulars of its present state, which may be gathered from the works of travellers.
And, throughout, to direct the mind of the reader to the fulfilment of prophecy, wherever the accomplishment of the Divine predictions can be distinctly traced.
The present volume includes Palestine, as divided, in the time of our Saviour, into Judæa, Samaria, and Galilee; and also the neighbouring countries of Philistia and Phoenicia. A Second Part, containing some account of other countries mentioned in Scripture, is in progress.
A considerable portion of the extracts have bee taken from the admirable work on "Biblical Geography," lately published by Dr. Robinson, who has done so much, by his careful researches, towards identifying the sites of ancient places.
In all cases very great care has been exercised in the choice of the extracts; and those passages only have been selected, on the general accuracy of which we may rely. May it please Him, to whose service all our time and all our works should be humbly devoted, to accompany this volume with His blessing!
Newport, Isle of Wight,
M. F. M.