Asiatic Turkey: past, present, and future

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Página 17 - And he led them out as far as to Bethany ; and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them. And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven (Luke xxiv.
Página 18 - And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus; and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven; and he fell to the earth and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
Página 12 - By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
Página 11 - All this came upon the king Nebuchadnezzar. At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon. The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty...
Página 14 - David took him more concubines and wives out of Jerusalem, after he was come from Hebron: and there were yet sons and daughters born to David.
Página 13 - In her the commercial spirit first showed itself as the dominant spirit of a nation. She was the carrier between the East and the West — the link that bound them together — in times anterior to the first appearance of the Greeks as navigators. No complete history of Phoenicia has come down to us, nor can a continuous history be constructed...
Página 11 - Belus, and on the other the Queen's Palace. These two edifices were connected by a passage under the bed of the river. This city was at least forty-five miles in circumference ; and would, of course, include eight cities as large as London and its appendages. It was laid out in six hundred and twenty-five squares, formed by the intersection of twenty-five streets at right angles. The walls, which were of brick, were three hundred and fifty feet high, and eighty-seven feet broad.
Página 6 - Asia is ill supplied witli water ; and though the mountainslopes afford abundance of excellent pasture, the plains, and many of the valleys, especially those of the Euphrates, Tigris, and Jordan, are reduced by the parching droughts of summer to the condition of sandy deserts. In ancient times these now desert districts were preserved in a state of fertility by artificial irrigation ; but during the six centuries of almost constant war which convulsed this once fair region the canals were neglected,...
Página 17 - Him who spake as never man spake, and some in their longing to touch Him, and so be healed of whatever plagues they had— thronged upon Him closer and closer, impeding his movements with dangerous and unseemly pressure.
Página 13 - Phoenicia, notwithstanding the small extent of its territory, which consisted of a mere strip of land between the crest of Lebanon and the sea, was one of the most important countries of the ancient world. In her the commercial spirit first showed itself as the dominant spirit of a nation. She was the carrier between the East and the West — the link that bound them together — in times anterior to the first appearance of the Greeks as navigators. No complete history of...

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