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The Land and the Book, vol. 2: Central Palestine and Phoenicia
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The Land and the Book, vol. 2: Central Palestine and Phoenicia


Harper & Brothers 1882

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Central Palestine, comprising Samaria and Lower and Upper Galilee, was not only the largest but also the most beautiful and fertile portion of the land of Israel, and it is now preeminently distinguished for the number, variety, and importance of its historic sites and sacred scenes. There lived and labored most of the great prophets mentioned in the Old Testament, and there also dwelt the Savior of men during nearly the entire period of his life on Earth. Though he was born in Bethlehem, Nazareth was his home, and in Capernaum, “his own city,” on the shore of the Sea of Gennesaret, many of his mighty works were accomplished.

To the believer and student of the Bible, the entire country from Bethlehem to Dan, and from Dan to Hermon, the Mount of the Transfiguration, and from there to “the coasts of Tyre and Sidon,” is invested with unique and unparalleled interest. Thomson’s personal acquaintance with that region has been exceptionally intimate, and “through every part of it he has wandered with delight for forty years and more, and to describe it has been a labor of love.”

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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.