Biblical researches in Palestine, mount Sinai and Arabia Petrea

9781235816857: Biblical researches in Palestine, mount Sinai and Arabia Petrea
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1841 Excerpt: ... to them; and the name of Beit Jibrin was again current in the centuries before the crusades. This conclusion is strengthened, by the actual existence at the present day, of what appears to have been the original name of the village in question. From Um Lakis, we saw and took the bearing of a deserted site called Tubukah or Tubukah, lying S. 10 E. in the country of Hasy, between Huj and Tell el-Hasy, about four hours or twelve Roman miles from Gaza, half way to Beit Jibrin. (See page 388.) The position corresponds very exactly to that of the " vicus Tagabaeorum." This name too, on Greek lips, could hardly be expected to escape with less perversion; especially when monkish transcribers probably held it to be the same as Betogabra, and assimilated it to that form. Note XXXIV. Page 481. Zoar. In the text I have brought forward the reasons which show conclusively, that the modern ez-Zuweirah has no relation to the ancient Zoar. The object of this note is, to present the testimonies on which those arguments rest, and to collect some further historical notices of the ancient Zoar. Abulfeda repeatedly speaks of Zoghar (Zoar) as a place adjacent to the Dead Sea and Gh6r. Tab. Syr. ed. Kohler p. 8 bis, 9, 11, 148. Ibn el-Wardi ib. p. 178. Abulfeda also calls the Dead Sea itself " Lake of Zoghar;" ibid. p. 12, 148,156. Edrisi, in the manuscript used by Jaubert, has Zo'ara; though the Latin version everywhere reads Zoghar; p. 338. That Zoar lay near and in sight of Sodom, and also in or adjacent to the plain, so as to be exposed to the same destruction as the other cities, is apparent from Gen. xix. 19--21; where the angel exempts Zoar from overthrow at the entreaty of Lot. That the ancient Zoar lay on the east side of the Dead Sea, appears from several Considerations,...

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