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Yesterday the Holy Land

Author: David Roberts; George Croly
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan Pub. House, ©1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"In 1838 and 1839 David Roberts embarked on a long journey through the Near East. He returned home with 300 sketches, so precise and detailed that he could work them out in a short time in his studio. Today art historians praise the accuracy with which he recorded even architectonic details and sculpture."
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Genre/Form: Art
In art
Named Person: David Roberts; David Roberts
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Roberts; George Croly
ISBN: 0310456207 9780310456209
OCLC Number: 8708749
Notes: David Roberts' illustrations from: The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia / George Croly. London : F.G. Moon, 1842-1849; with new text translated from the Dutch ed. published under title: Rondreis door bijbelse landen.
Description: 68 [i.e. 136] pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. The Citadel of Sidon --
2. Arrival at Nablus --
3. Wanderers of the Desert --
4. Hebron --
5. The Omar Mosque in Jerusalem --
6. At the Well in Nazareth --
7. The Gate of Heaven --
8. The Glory That Was Ramses --
9. Pyramids by the Nile --
10. Inside the Monastery 11. Pharoah Rameses the Great --
12. Springs and Oases --
13. The Rock of Moses --
14. Mountains of Sinai --
15. At the Foot of Mount Horeb --
16. Climbing Mount Sinai --
17. Aaron's Grave --
18. Between Ebal and Gerizim --
19. A Camp of Pilgrims Near Jericho --
20. The Grave of Joseph 21. The Ruins of Gaza --
22. Shepherds Near Ashdod --
23. The Oasis of Engedi --
24. Absalom's Monument --
25. Samaria --
26. The Journey to Jericho --
27. Mount Carmel --
28. The Chapel of Elijah --
29. The Historical City of Jaffa --
30. Job's Spring 31. Inside the Church of the Monastery --
32. Near Mount Tabor --
33. Chapels and Stories --
34. The Old pool of Siloam --
35. On the Shores of the Dead Sea --
36. Ancient Jezreel --
37. Bethlehem --
38. Ashkelon of the Philistines --
39. The Grave of Zechariah --
40. Immersion in the Jordan 41. Tyre --
42. The Church of John the Baptist --
43. Pomp and Circumstance --
44. The Golden Gate --
45. On Golgotha --
46. Ramla, the Ancient Arimathea --
47. The Church of the Annunciation --
48. The Grotton of the Nativity in Bethlehem --
49. The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem --
50. Nazareth 51. Points of Interest in Nazareth --
52. The Sea of Galilee --
53. Saida --
54. The Jordan Valley --
55. The Chapel of St. Helena --
56. The Church of the Holy Sepulcher --
57. The Well of Cana --
58. View of Cana --
59. The Spring (Well) of Jacob in Shechem --
60. The Pool of Bethesda 61. Tiberias at the Sea --
62. The Tower of David --
63. The Pool of Siloam --
64. The Village of Bethany --
65. Inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher --
66. The Damascus Gate --
67. Acre --
68. Panorama of Jerusalem.
Responsibility: David Roberts ; [translated by Ed van der Maas].

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"In 1838 and 1839 David Roberts embarked on a long journey through the Near East. He returned home with 300 sketches, so precise and detailed that he could work them out in a short time in his studio. Today art historians praise the accuracy with which he recorded even architectonic details and sculpture."

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