Traveling in the Holy Land: through the Stereoscope is a 100 photo tour of Palestine prepared by Jesse Lyman Hurlbutt around the turn of the century. Admittedly, this is something of a novelty product, but it has a rare quality of antiquity. It is like looking not at 100 year old photos, but at thousand year old photos as most of the major changes to the landscape and customs have taken place in the past 100 years. The photos and accompanying articles feature not only well-known Biblical sites but people living and working as they did for thousands of years, before 20th-century modernization. Each of the 100 stereoscopic photographs is discussed in detail by Hurlbutt and linked to relevant scripture passages. The left and right images of each stereoscopic photo are visible and useful, but the ability to see them in 3D requires crossing your eyes or using special glasses. A set of plastic stereo glasses, which can be used with the on-screen images, is available from Logos Research Systems, Inc. for an additional $5 including postage.
NOTE: Logos is out of stock of the stereo card viewers, but you can purchase them for as little as $2.95 from other vendors.
“sail the Sea of Galilee, to look up to the snowy crown” (Page 186)
“We believe the history of the Bible, we accept it as true, but too often it passes for a story, almost a myth, as far as its effect upon us is concerned. We have heard Bible people discoursed upon until they have faded away into abstract characters; and Bible places spiritualized into allegorical unrealities. Let it be our effort on this journey to arouse our historical imagination. We must people those streets with the busy life of two thousand years ago, which was as real as though it was only yesterday. We must make the heroes of these hills of Palestine live again, by an effort of our thought. We must get out of the Present into the Past, and bring the Past into the living Present, if we are to obtain the largest reward for our journey in this land.” (Page 12)
“holds the view, to the point on the shaft of the stereoscope where the view can be seen most” (Page 9)
“each person looking at these stereographed places or scenes.” (Page 9)
“12. Jerusalem and Mt. of Olives, East from the Latin Hospice” (Page 32)