Henry Osborn’s Palestine Past and Present is a fascinating exploration of Palestine in the nineteenth century and its comparison of the Palestine described in the Scripture. With great care and detail, Osborn documents his travels through such places as Phoenicia, Sidon, Tyre, the Lake of Tiberias, Bethlehem, the Dead Sea, the Plain of Jericho, Jerusalem, and more. With a scientific eye and insightful knowledge of the Bible, Osborn’s astute observations construct an unforgettable rendering of life in nineteenth century Palestine, while elucidating the changes in the land and the people that have occurred since the days of Jesus.
- Full of Scriptural landmarks
- Contains numerous illustrations
- All Scripture references are linked directly to the Bibles in your Logos Library
Praise for the Print Edition
Mr. Osborn's erudition is considerable, his artistic skill praiseworthy, and his powers of observation large. He has sufficient command of language to write always correctly, often strikingly. His volume abounds in biblical, literary, and scientific notices.
This is the most superb work on the Holy Land ever issued.
—New Englander and Yale Review
One of the most interesting characteristics of this book is the skill with which the author summons the various branches of natural science to furnish contributions to illustrate the Scriptures; geology, mineralogy, botany, chemistry, meteorology—all are successfully enlisted in this service.
—Presbyterian Quarterly Review
- Title: Palestine Past and Present
- Author: Henry Osborn
- Publisher: James Challen
- Publication Date: 1859
- Pages: 600
About Henry Osborn
Henry Osborn (1823–1894) was born in Philadelphia and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and the Union Theological Seminary. A professor at many different universities and the pastor of several churches, Osborn eventually retired to focus on writing about Biblical history, requiring extensive travels in Syria, Palestine, Egypt, and the islands of the Mediterranean.