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The Land and the Book, vol. 3: Lebanon, Damascus and Beyond Jordan
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The Land and the Book, vol. 3: Lebanon, Damascus and Beyond Jordan


Harper & Brothers 1886

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The previous volumes of this collection covered Southern Palestine, Jerusalem, Central Palestine, and Phoenicia—mainly devoted to the Promised Land west of the Jordan. The present volume—the third and last—relates to the Lebanon, Coelesyria, Anti-Lebanon, Damascus, Bashan, Gilead, and the regions “beyond Jordan eastward.” Though not originally included in the Land of Promise, those adjacent districts were closely connected with it. Some of them were the first that were occupied by the patriarchs of old, others were the first taken possession of by the Hebrew nation, and all of them were most intimately associated with the children of Israel in their social, civil, and religious institutions and in their secular history. In traversing those regions, therefore, we are still in the land of the Bible, and drawing our biblical illustrations from the manners and customs, the scenes and scenery of the Holy Land.

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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.