Arthur Penrhyn Stanley (1815–1881) was a Biblical historian and was also considered the leading liberal theologian of his day. After being appointed a Canon of Canterbury Cathedral in 1850 he was elected Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History at the University of Oxford before becoming Dean of Westminster in 1863. During 1852 and 1853 Stanley travelled extensively in Egypt and the Holy Land. In this book, published in 1856, Stanley describes in vivid detail the ancient monuments and sites he visited, relating these locations to descriptions in the Old Testament and discussing the 'sacred geography' this creates. His work was immensely popular, with this volume running into a fourth edition within a year of publication. It provides a classic example of the combination of Biblical scholarship with historical literature which formed the basis of historical scholarship on the ancient Near East in the late nineteenth century.
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- Date Published: August 2010
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781108017541
- length: 640 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 36 mm
- weight: 0.8kg
- contains: 1 b/w illus. 1 colour illus. 10 maps
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Peninsula of Sinai. Journey from Cairo to Jerusalem
3. Judaea and Jerusalem
4. The heights and the passes of Benjamin
6. The maritime plain
7. The Jordan and the Dead Sea
8. Peraea and the Trans-Jordanic tribes
9. Plain of Esdraelon
11. The Lake of Merom and the sources of the Jordan
12. Lebanon. Damascus
13. The Gospel history and teaching, viewed in connection with the localities of Palestine
14. The holy places
Note on the Sinaitic inscriptions
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