Selah Merrill, appointed as an archeologist for the American Palestine Exploration Society, sailed from New York to Beirut in 1875 for a two year expedition into the wild lands of Palestine. Befriending the local Arab tribes, Merrill and his team were given unparallel access to the Jordan valley. Beginning with their inauspicious arrival in a cholera stricken Beirut, where all the hotels were closed and only wild dogs roamed, and ending with Merrill living amongst the Arabs in the desert and documenting their way of life, this book is a fascinating page-turner from start to finish.
- Detailed survey of nineteenth century Palestinian society
- Numerous illustrations and pictures
- All Scripture references are linked directly to the Bibles in your Logos Library
Praise for the Print Edition
Dr. Merrill has shown unusual tact and skill in dealing with the Arab tribes and peoples, on the generous and manly principles of confidence, charity, and humanity, and has thus been able to give us quite vivid illustrations of their manners and customs.
- Title: East of the Jordan: A Record of Travel and Observation in Moab, Gilead, and Bashan
- Author: Selah Merrill
- Publisher: Richard Bentley
- Publication Date: 1881
- Pages: 588
About Selah Merrill
Selah Merrill (1837–1909) was born at Canto Centre, Connecticut, and graduated from New Haven Theological Seminary in 1863.