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Jerusalem | John Stoddard's Lectures



Jerusalem. Illustrated and embellished with views of the world's famous places and people, being the identical discourses delivered during the past eighteen years under the title of the Stoddard lectures.

TitleJerusalem - John L. Stoddard's Lectures
AuthorJohn L. Stoddard
PublisherNorwood Press
Year1901
Copyright1901, John L. Stoddard
AmazonJohn L. Stoddard's Lectures 13 Volume Set
-Jerusalem
Palestine has an area only a little larger than the State of Massachusetts, while Russia occupies one-seventh of the habitable globe; yet in the scales of intellectual and moral value the little pro...
-Jerusalem. Part 2
Market-Place - Jaffa. It was in Joppa that Dorcas lived, the good woman who was so skilful with her needle; but judging from the ragged clothing of the people here, she has had no successors. It wo...
-Jerusalem. Part 3
Woman In Jaffa. A Three-Horse Coach. House Of Simon The Tanner. After one leaves the fertile environs of Jaffa, the land grows desolate and sterile. Even the celebrated Plain of Sharon is bu...
-Jerusalem. Part 4
The Old Walls. The Jaffa Gate. The first thing we accomplished on the morning after our arrival in the Holy City, was to make the circuit of Jerusalem outside its belt of stone. It is a short ex...
-Jerusalem. Part 5
Olive Grove. Mohammed's seat. Where Stephen Was Stoned. Lepers. An interesting relic of the past, suggestive of the sieges of Jerusalem, is the fragment of an arch, which was, no doubt, ...
-Jerusalem. Part 6
A Street In Jerusalem. Street Beggars. As In A Fortress. Via Dolorosa. Ecce Homo Arch. Church Of Mater Dolorosa. House Of Caiaphas. House Of Veronica. In this street also are t...
-Jerusalem. Part 7
One Of The Gates. Mosque Of Omar (Interior). The principal building in this great enclosure is the Dome of the Rock, popularly known as the Mosque of Omar. It is a beautiful and graceful structu...
-Jerusalem. Part 8
The Rock. Place Of Appearance To The Shepherds. What! we exclaim, is it to guard a mass of unhewn stone that this magnificent temple has been reared; that these rich columns stand in silent r...
-Jerusalem. Part 9
Roof Of The Church Of The Holy Sepulchre. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is not so much a church, as a sacred exposition building. Its enormous roof covers a multitude of altars, chapels, stairwa...
-Jerusalem. Part 10
A Greek Priest. A Syrian Bishop. In another part of the church is the Chapel of the Crucifixion, where one beholds what is alleged to be the very Rock of Calvary. In this is shown (at present bo...
-Jerusalem. Part 11
Interior Of The Holy Sepulchre. Greek Priests. Service At The Holy Sepulchre. Street Near The Holy Sepulchre. During the entire day and night before Easter the immense Church of the Holy S...
-Jerusalem. Part 12
A Jewish Woman. Pool Of Bethesda. Yet, while reflecting on the millions who have come to Palestine to see what they believed to be the actual sepulchre of the Son of God, we are forced to ask ou...
-Jerusalem. Part 13
But can we believe that this is the exact locality of Gethsemane? We know, at least, that somewhere in this valley at the base of Olivet, and just across the brook Kedron, was the secluded spot whithe...
-Jerusalem. Part 14
We were foolish enough to visit the so-called tomb; and descending by candle-light twenty-five slippery steps, we reached what seemed to have been originally the bottom of a well. Again, therefore, a...
-Jerusalem. Part 15
Tombs Of The Kings. Entrance To Quarry. In our walks around Jerusalem we often found ourselves before huge openings in the hillsides. One of these is called the Tombs of the the stone. The cost...
-Jerusalem. Part 16
When I first looked upon the distant Plain of Jericho from the mountains east of Jerusalem, it appeared remarkably beautiful, and I could understand why it had once been called the Garden of the Worl...
-Jerusalem. Part 17
The Jordan. The Dead Sea fills the deepest depression known on the surface of the earth, and is sunk, like a monstrous cauldron, between mountains three and four thousand feet in height. It is nea...
-Jerusalem. Part 18
The Wilderness Of Judaea. The Cell Of Saint Saba. Approach To Bethlehem. Bethlehem. Leaving Mar Saba early the next morning, we gradually rode up from the wilderness, and far on in the day...
-Jerusalem. Part 19
Woman Of Bethlehem. Grotto Of The Nativity,. From Bethlehem our route led on, a few miles farther, to Hebron, the earliest seat of civilization in Palestine, and one of the oldest cities in the ...
-Jerusalem. Part 20
According to the accounts of those who came here with these princely visitors, the tombs of Abraham, Sarah, Jacob, and Leah are in separate apartments lined with marble and approached through silver g...
-Jerusalem. Part 21
What wonder that they mourn? For nineteen dreary centuries their history has been one almost uninterrupted tragedy. Scattered throughout the world, scorned of all nations, they have been forced to suf...
-Jerusalem. Part 22
And what a past is theirs! We need not dwell upon the fact that they have given to mankind the Bible; that the sublimest of religious prophecies, and the most eloquent of sacred songs, were written by...
-Jerusalem. Part 23
What have they done in modern literature? The most eloquent orator and the most brilliant writer in Spain, Emilio Castelar, is a Hebrew. Disraeli. The majority of the professorial chairs in Germa...
-Jerusalem. Part 24
Sir Moses Montefiore. Baron Hirsch. Time makes ancient good uncouth; They must upward still, and onward, Who would keep abreast of Truth: Lo, before us gleam her camp-fires! We ourselves must P...









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