Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, Volume 2

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William Smith
Little, Brown & Company, 1857
 

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Page 364 - Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and he hath settled on his lees, and hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither hath he gone into captivity: therefore his taste remained in him, and his scent is not changed.
Page 1 - And when the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead heard of that which the Philistines had done to Saul, all the valiant men arose, and went all night, and took the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Beth-shan, and came to Jabesh, and burnt them there. And they took their bones, and buried them under a tree at Jabesh, and fasted seven days.
Page 364 - And joy and gladness is taken from the plentiful field, and from the land of Moab; and I have caused wine to fail from the winepresses: none shall tread with shouting; their shouting shall be no shouting.
Page 363 - And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed ; 49 And Mizpah ; for he said, The LORD watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.
Page 266 - Saul also and his men went to seek him. And they told David: wherefore he came down into a rock, and abode in the wilderness of Maon. And when Saul heard that he pursued after David in the wilderness of Maon.
Page 240 - Gabriel, as a pledge of his divinity ; and, being touched by an impure woman, became black and opaque. This stone is a fragment of volcanic basalts, which is sprinkled throughout its circumference with small pointed coloured crystals, and varied with red feldspath, upon a dark black ground like coal, except one of its protuberances, which is a little reddish.
Page 228 - The image is pretended to be shown to strangers at this day, lying in the sea with its heels upward. I mean the body of it ; for its oracular head is reported to have been broken off and carried to Venice, where (if fame be true) it may be seen at this day.
Page 274 - The water rose to the height of almost twenty fathoms, and was kept in on every side by a work so solid that many of the inhabitants had their houses built upon it.
Page 364 - The whole of the plains are covered with the sites of towns on every eminence or spot convenient for the construction of one : and as the land is capable of rich cultivation, there can be no doubt that the country, now so deserted, once presented a continued picture of plenty and fertility
Page 364 - And the LORD said unto me, Distress not the Moabites, neither contend with them in battle: for I will not give thee of their land for a possession; because I have given Ar unto the children of Lot for a possession. 10 The Emims dwelt therein in times past, a people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; 11 Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites call them Emims.

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