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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...running southwards, the second, to the west of it, running at first parallel, then turning eastwards, and thus enclosing the site of the town in a rude parallelogram, which is defended by nature on all sides but the north-west. The eastern valley is called Kedron in the Bible, Jerusalem. 111 while the southern is the Ravine of Hinnom. Both valleys are deep and narrow, with precipices of ruddy rock in places, and at their junction they are about 500 feet below the tops of the hills they enclose. The ground within the boundary valleys was further divided by a broad and flat-bottomed depression, afterwards called the Tyropceon, which divided the site in two. To the east was the long tongue of land which, running out of the watershed, formed the sloping ridge of Moriah, and terminated in the narrow spur of Ophel, enclosed between the Tyropceon on the west and the Kedron on the east. On the west of the Tyropceon a second spur ran out to a narrow neck of high ground between the head of that valley and the top of the western boundary, or Valley of Hinnom. From this isthmus the ridge again swelled out into the high, broad hill almost isolated by the deep natural trenches which surrounded it, forming the strongest part of the town--the upper city. A narrow ravine, which had its head north of the city, joined the Tyropceon just where it swept round southwards below Moriah. This ravine, afterwards filled up, bounded on the east the little knoll of rock which stood immediately north of the large hill of the upper city--a knoll higher than the crest of Moriah, but commanded by the mountain south of it. The head of the Tyropceon was so broad that it formed a hollow theatre between the knoll of Millo and the upper city, and the houses which were built...
  • ISBN13: 9781230287652
  • Publisher: Theclassics.Us
  • Pubilcation Year: 2013
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00048
Dimensions7.4 x 0.1 x 9.7 inches
Publication Date20130912

Judas Maccabaeus and the Jewish War of Independence

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