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The Land and the Book, vol. 1: Southern Palestine and Jerusalem
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The Land and the Book, vol. 1: Southern Palestine and Jerusalem


Harper & Brothers 1880

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The land where the Word-Made-Flesh dwelt among men must ever continue to be an important part of Revelation, and Palestine may be fairly regarded as the divinely prepared tablet whereupon God’s messages to men have been graven in ever-living characters by the Great Publisher of Glad Tidings. It is from this land we have received that marvelous spiritual language through which we gain nearly all true religious knowledge. Here it was devised and first used, and here are found its best illustrations.

The sites and scenes described in The Land and the Book were visited many times during the author’s long residence in the country; the results, so far as they bear on biblical illustration, appear in the current narrative. The conversations were held in the open country, on horseback, by the wayside, or beneath the traveler’s tent, and the reader is at liberty to regard himself as a compagnon de voyage. Volume one covers the Kingdom of Judah, including within its territorial limits the whole of Southern Palestine and Jerusalem.

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Key Features

  • Offers descriptions of Southern Palestine and Jerusalem
  • Includes hundreds of beautiful pen-and-ink illustrations
  • Presents exciting narration of Thomson’s missionary work and travels

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About William M. Thomson

William M. Thomson (1806–1894) was educated at Miami University and Princeton Theological Seminary. He began missionary work in Beirut, Syria, in 1833. In 1835 he opened a school, a church, and a seminary for boys. In 1843, the school was moved to the village of Abeih in Mount Lebanon for safety, and he resumed teaching, preaching, and making extended missionary tours in Syria and Palestine despite the dangers they entailed. He took a two-year respite in the United States and then returned to Beirut in 1859, where he remained for the next 17 years. His actual connection with the mission in Syria covered a period of 43 years and 5 months.