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Travels through Bible Lands Collection (15 vols.)
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Overview

The Dead Sea. Bethlehem. The Sea of Galilee. Jericho. Babylon. Cairo. These are but a few of the places visited by these courageous writers in the Travels through the Bible Lands Collection (15 Vols.). During the turn of the nineteenth century, traveling to and across the Holy Land was a dangerous and arduous journey for a Westerner. These diverse explorers—missionaries, writers, cartographers, theologians, ethnographers, diplomats, archeologists—risk the danger to trek the deserts between Egypt and Turkey, survey the caves of the Dead Sea, dig in the dirt of Babylon, fight disease in Beirut, spread the gospel in Turkey, and stand in awe of the pyramids of Egypt.

These fifteen volumes embody some of the best travel writing of the nineteenth century. After two failed expeditions, Henry Baker Tristram finally gets his chance to explore the east shore of the Dead Sea with the help of a prominent sheik and his armed men. Charles Warner chronicles his winter-long voyage through Egypt, culminating in an unforgettable Christmas spent on the Nile River. Austen Henry Layard and his team survive a perilous journey to The Holy Land, and make historical discoveries at the ruins of Nineveh and Babylon for their efforts. Ella Sykes, exploring the alleyways of Tehran and the beauty of the Indian desert, becomes one of the first European women to travel across Persia. William Wittman, a British surgeon, battles unfamiliar diseases as he treats patients from Turkey to Egypt on his long expedition with the British Army.

Each volume in this collection is rich with Scriptural landmarks, highlighting some of the most significant places from the Bible. Full of adventure and inspiration, Travels through Bible Lands Collection (15 Vols.) is a fascinating window into history that is perfect for any Logos collection.

Key Features

  • Over one hundred illustrations and maps
  • Full of Scriptural landmarks
  • All Scripture references are linked directly to the Bibles in your Logos Library

Individual Titles

The Land of Israel: A Journal of Travels in Palestine

  • Author: H. B. Tristram
  • Publisher: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
  • Publication Date: 1876
  • Pages: 704

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

 

In 1863, Henry Baker Tristram, renowned theologian and scholar, and his team, spent ten months traveling and documenting the wondrous landscape and diverse people in and around Palestine. The team consisted of an artist, photographer, botanist, ornithologist, and Tristram himself was a noted naturalist. This extraordinary travelogue examines Palestine and the Bible through the natural history of the land and its people, providing descriptions, illustrations, and photographs of Scriptural landmarks referenced in the Bible.

 

Henry Baker Tristram (1822–1906) was educated at Lincoln College, Oxford and ordained as a priest in 1846. A prolific writer, he authored numerous books and travelogues, as well as scholarly articles in religious and scientific journals.

The Land of Israel: A Journal of Travels in Palestine

  • Author: H. B. Tristram
  • Publisher: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
  • Publication Date: 1876
  • Pages: 704

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

In 1863, Henry Baker Tristram, renowned theologian and scholar, and his team, spent ten months traveling and documenting the wondrous landscape and diverse people in and around Palestine. The team consisted of an artist, photographer, botanist, ornithologist, and Tristram himself was a noted naturalist. This extraordinary travelogue examines Palestine and the Bible through the natural history of the land and its people, providing descriptions, illustrations, and photographs of Scriptural landmarks referenced in the Bible.

Henry Baker Tristram (1822–1906) was educated at Lincoln College, Oxford and ordained as a priest in 1846. A prolific writer, he authored numerous books and travelogues, as well as scholarly articles in religious and scientific journals.

Land of Moab: Travels and Discoveries on the East Side of the Dead Sea and Jordan

  • Author: H. B. Tristram
  • Publisher: John Murray
  • Publication Date: 1874
  • Pages: 462

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

After two failed attempted expeditions to the eastern side of the Dead Sea, Henry Baker Tristram and his team finally managed to explore this “sealed” land with the protection from a prominent sheik of a local tribe. Endeavoring to examine the present state of the country referred to in the Old Testament Scriptures, Tristram’s party carefully examined the geology and archeology of that revered land for over a year. Their discoveries and travels are unique and inspiring, recounted with Tristram’s reflective and reverent observations.

Henry Baker Tristram (1822–1906) was educated at Lincoln College, Oxford and ordained as a priest in 1846. A prolific writer, he authored numerous books and travelogues, as well as scholarly articles in religious and scientific journals.

Early Travels in Palestine

  • Author: Thomas Wright
  • Publisher: Henry G. Bohn
  • Publication Date: 1848
  • Pages: 517

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Arranged in chronological order, Thomas Wright has collected and put forth into one exciting volume nine travelogues from nine adventurous explorers. Dating from the seventh century to the late seventeenth century, these voyagers provide valuable and varying observations of the land and people of the Holy Land, providing fascinating perspectives from their diverse eras.

Travelogues Include

  • The Travels of Bishop Arculf, in the Holy Land, towards A.D. 700
  • The Travels of Willibald, A.D. 721–727
  • The Voyage of Bernard the Wise, A.D. 867
  • The Travels of Seawulf, A.D. 1102–1103
  • The Saga of Siguard the Crusader, A.D. 1107–1111
  • The Travels of Rabbi Benjamin, of Tudela, A.D. 1160–1173
  • The Book of Sir John Maundeville, A.D. 1322–1356
  • The Travels of Bertrandon de la Brocquiere, A.D. 1432–1433
  • The Journey of Henry Maundrell, from Alepo to Jerusalem, A.D. 1697

Ed. Thomas Wright (1810–1877) was born in Shropshire and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. A prolific editor, writer, and antiquarian, he participated in the founding of the British Archeological Association, the Percy Society, and Camden Society.

Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon: with travels in Armenia, Kurdistan and Desert

  • Author: Austen Henry Layard
  • Publisher: Harper
  • Publication Date: 1871
  • Pages: 704

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

In twenty-six exciting chapters, Austen Henry Layard chronicles his oftentimes hazardous travels throughout the Middle East and recounts the thrilling archeological findings made by his team at the ruins of Nineveh and Babylon. There, his team unearthed the remains of five palaces and several temples, filled with numerous artifacts that are still a large attraction at the British Museum’s collection of Assyrian antiquities. A vividly written page-turner, Layard’s travelogue is as valuable as the historical treasure he unearthed in the desert.

Austen Henry Layard (1817–1894) was born in Paris, though his family moved extensively throughout Europe, instilling in him a love for travel that he never lost. He published an extensive amount of works on his world-wide travels, and managed some of the biggest archeological projects in the Palestine area during his lifetime.

Travels in Turkey, Asia-Minor, Syria, and Across the Desert into Egypt

  • Author: William Wittman
  • Publisher: Richard Phillips
  • Publication Date: 1803
  • Pages: 618

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

William Wittman, a British surgeon, accompanied a group of British and Turkish soldiers in a military expedition through Turkey, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt. Executing his duties as a doctor, Wittman’s particular insight comes from the treatment of patients during this courageous journey from Constantinople to Cairo. A fascinating window into nineteenth century life in the Middle East, this is an absorbing story of a doctor’s struggle to help people that do not speak his language, in lands containing infectious diseases Europeans had never before encountered.

William Wittman was a doctor and surgeon who worked for the British military in the Ordnance Medical Department his entire career. He became the Assistant Surgeon General and Deputy Inspector of the Royal Ordnance Hospital at Woolwich in 1814. He died from injuries suffered in the battle of Waterloo on July 22, 1815.

Social Life in Egypt

  • Author: Stanley Lane-Poole
  • Publisher: P. F. Collier
  • Publication Date: 1884
  • Pages: 138

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Stanley Lane-Poole’s succinct but detailed survey of Egyptian society examines life in the city and life in the country, its schools and universities, its museums and mosques, its art and architecture, and Europe’s influence on it after a recent European campaign there. With over 100 illustrations and pictures included, Poole’s interesting analysis of Egypt includes his thoughts on their system of government, the nature of religion in the everyday life of an Egyptian, and the treatment and role of women in Egyptian society.

Stanley Lane-Poole(1854–1931) was born in London, England. For almost twenty years he worked at the British Museum before moving to Egypt to research Egyptian Archeology. In 1897 he became chair of Arabic studies at Dublin University.

East of the Jordan: A Record of Travel and Observation in Moab, Gilead, and Bashan

  • Author: Selah Merrill
  • Publisher: Richard Bentley
  • Publication Date: 1881
  • Pages: 588

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Selah Merrill, appointed as an archeologist for the American Palestine Exploration Society, sailed from New York to Beirut in 1875 for a two year expedition into the wild lands of Palestine. Befriending the local Arab tribes, Merrill and his team were given unparallel access to the Jordan valley. Beginning with their inauspicious arrival in a cholera stricken Beirut, where all the hotels were closed and only wild dogs roamed, and ending with Merrill living amongst the Arabs in the desert and documenting their way of life, this book is a fascinating page-turner from start to finish.

Selah Merrill (1837–1909) was born at Canto Centre, Connecticut and graduated from New Haven Theological Seminary in 1863.

Fifty-Three Years in Syria, Vol. 1

  • Author: Henry Jessup
  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell
  • Publication Date: 1910
  • Pages: 486

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Newly ordained at age twenty-five, Henry Jessup made a life changing decision to join the foreign-missionary service of the Presbyterian Church. For fifty-three years Jessup was a missionary in Syria, and the incredible story is recounted in this two-volume autobiography. Spreading the Gospel through famine, drought, war, hostile governments, and sometimes primitive living conditions, Jessup’s life and adventures in Syria are unforgettable. Volume one covers his work on translating the Bible into Arabic, his founding of the Syrian Protestant College, and his recalling of the Syrian Massacre that he witnessed in the summer of 1860.

Henry Jessup (1832–1910) was born at Montrose, Pennsylvania and educated at Yale and the Union Theological Seminary. He was one of the founders of the Syrian Protestant College, now known as the American University of Beirut. He authored numerous books, including The Women of the Arabs and Syrian Home Life.

Fifty-Three Years in Syria, Vol. 2

  • Author: Henry Jessup
  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell
  • Publication Date: 1910
  • Pages: 506

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

The second volume in Henry Jessup’s extraordinary autobiography, Fifty-Three Years in Syria, Vol. 2 begins in 1873, when Syria was overwhelmed with cholera and Jessup and his fellow missionaries helped distribute medicine among the sick. Surviving the epidemic, Jessup chronicles the building of schools, the turn of a new century, the growth of the Syrian Protestant College, and the growth of Christianity in Syria. Intertwined in this incredible narrative is the moving story of his family – the marriage and death of two wives, and the birth of eight children.

Henry Jessup (1832–1910) was born at Montrose, Pennsylvania and educated at Yale and the Union Theological Seminary. He was one of the founders of the Syrian Protestant College, now known as the American University of Beirut. He authored numerous books, including The Women of the Arabs and Syrian Home Life.

A Brief Pilgrimage in the Holy Land

  • Author: Caroline Hazard
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  • Publication Date: 1909
  • Pages: 212

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Renowned travel writer Caroline Hazard’s A Brief Pilgrimage in the Holy Land is a unique record of her year abroad during a sabbatical from Wellesley College. Each chapter is titled after a location she visited and is prefaced with a sonnet those locations inspired. Along with her poetry and the recounting of her travels, Hazard includes photographs and original paintings.

Chapters and sonnets include

  • Carmel by the Sea
  • The Mount of Beatitudes
  • The Sea of Galilee
  • The Plain of Sharon
  • Joppa
  • Bethlehem
  • Jericho
  • The Jordan and the Dead Sea
  • The Wilderness
  • Jerusalem

Caroline Hazard (1856–1945) was born in Rhode Island and was elected to the presidency of Wellesley College in 1899. An avid traveler and prolific writer, Hazard authored over a dozen books and was a regular contributor of essays and poetry to magazines and newspapers.

The Unvarying East

  • Author: E. J. Hardy
  • Publisher: Henry G. Bohn
  • Publication Date: 1848
  • Pages: 350

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

E.J. Hardy believed that a deeper understanding of the geology and the people living in the Holy Land would lead to a better comprehension of the Bible, and his succinct and informative book The Unvarying East is a practical guide to the land and people of Palestine. “The acquisition of knowledge of Eastern ways gives us, if not a Fifth Gospel, certainly a setting of the four we have, in newer and more clearly cut type.” From wedding and funeral customs, animal and plant life, climate and weather, food and clothes—Hardy encapsulates contemporary life and land in the East, while drawing our attention to their mention in the Scriptures.

E. J. Hardy (1849–1920) was a prolific author who published dozens of works including Manners Makyth Man, The British Soldier, and John Chinaman at Home.

Among the Turks

  • Author: Cyrus Hamlin
  • Publisher: Robert Carter
  • Publication Date: 1878
  • Pages: 396

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

After spending thirty-five years as a missionary in Turkey, Cyrus Hamlin was forced to move back to the United States after a brutal conflict erupted. Among the Turks is his recounting of his missionary years, as well as a history of the Turkish Empire. Touching upon the social life, educational institutions, laws, religion, reforms, military character, and people of Turkey, Hamlin describes the evangelical efforts he and others made around the country, as well as his role in founding Robert College in what was then Istanbul.

Cyrus Hamlin (1811–1900) was born at Waterford, Maine and graduated from Bowdoin College and Bangor Theological Seminary. He left the United States in 1838 as a missionary to Turkey, where he lived and worked for thirty five years. Upon his return to the United States, he served as president of Middlebury College in Vermont.

Through Persia on a Side-Saddle

  • Author: Ella C. Sykes
  • Publisher: John MacQueen
  • Publication Date: 1901
  • Pages: 313

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Accompanying her brother, a major in the British Army, on diplomatic missions, Ella C. Sykes became one of the first Western women to travel through Persia. This exciting memoir recounts her extraordinary journey: from her lavish accommodations in London, to the streets of Tehran, and eventually to the deserts of India. With her keen insights into the women she encounters, and a love for the natural beauty she finds herself immersed in, Sykes’ unique expedition is eloquently written and full of surprises.

Ella C. Sykes graduated from Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford and was secretary of the Royal Asiatic Society from 1920 to 1926. She was a world traveler and the first female member of the Geographical Society of London. She died in 1939.

Palestine Past and Present

  • Author: Henry Osborn
  • Publisher: James Challen
  • Publication Date: 1859
  • Pages: 600

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

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 19th century Palestine, while elucidating the changes in the land and the people that have occurred since the days of Jesus.

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.

My Winter on the Nile

  • Author: Charles Warner
  • Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin, and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1892
  • Pages: 496

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Renowned author and editor Charles Warner penned this fascinating memoir about his travels through Egypt in 1874. Conveying his feelings of wonder in lucid and vivid writing, Warner takes the reader on a journey through Egypt’s many mysterious places—from the Pyramids, to the bazaars of Cairo, to various mosques and tombs, to the ruins of Thebes, and finally, down the Nile River. Paralleling the path of the Israelites exodus from Egypt, Warner’s journey down the river is full of surprises and extraordinary occurrences, including an unforgettable Christmas celebration in the heart of the Nile.

Charles Warner (1824–1900) was born in Plainfield, Massachusetts and educated at Hamilton College. He was the editor of several periodicals, including Harper’s Magazine, and was the author of numerous novels, essays, and works of non-fiction.

 

Product Details

  • Title: Travels Through Bible Lands Collection (15 vols.)
  • Volumes: 15
  • Pages: 6,972