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The River Jordan

Author: Nelson Glueck
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, [1968]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Glueck, Nelson, 1900-
River Jordan.
New York, McGraw-Hill [1968]
(OCoLC)583806098
Online version:
Glueck, Nelson, 1900-
River Jordan.
New York, McGraw-Hill [1968]
(OCoLC)607790451
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nelson Glueck
OCLC Number: 512625
Description: xvi, 235 pages : illustrations, map, portrait ; 23 cm
Contents: I. "To spy out the land" --
A. The geography of the Jordan --
B. Burning off the mists of the past --
C. Archaeology and the Bible --
A book of theology --
Historical source-book --
The purpose of biblical archaeology --
Historical memory --
D. "To seek and search out" --
"The fountain of living waters" --
"He hewed out many cisterns" --
"Highways and byways" --
E. "A tell forever, an everlasting ruin" --
The appearances of a tell --
"Potsherds of the earth" --
Fashions of location --
With and without names --
method of presentation --
II. A river is born --
A. The enigma of the Jordan --
B. Earthquake-born --
C. Palaeoanthropus Palestinensis --
D. The Valley of the Lebanon --
E. The sources of the river --
The meaning of the name --
Mount Hermon --
Branches of the beginning --
III. The lake district --
A. The lake that was --
B. An indelible name --
C. "The ambition of nature" --
D. Islam triumphant --
E. The power of Rome --
In honor of an emperor --
The Gadarene swine --
Curative waters --
E. Synagogues --
Pictures in mosaics --
Where Jesus preached --
"Fisherman's village" --
Loaves and fishes --
F. Temples of the moon --
IV. "Garden of God" --
A. The present form --
B. "Jungle of the Jordan" --
C. The valley proper --
Different levels --
What Lot saw --
D. Roads through the Jordan Rift --
From the Dead Sea to Dan --
From Elath to Sodom --
E. The springtime of Israel --
V. Canyons from the east --
A. The Yarmuk --
Arab gateway --
Enterprise in the desert --
B. River Jabbok (Wadi Zerqa) --
South and north Gilead --
David at Manhanaim --
The Decapolis City of Gerasa --
Gaps in sedentary settlement --
Jephthah's daughter --
Where was Zaphon? --
Gideon, Jacob and Esau --
Dolmen-builders --
"East ruin of the mother of Hamad" --
Junction with the Jordan --
Succoth --
VI. Without biblical names --
A. Wadi Rajeb and Wadi Kufrinji --
The identification of biblical Zarethan --
B. Wadi Yabis --
Jabesh-gilead --
Abel-meholah --
The Brook Cherith --
C. Wadi Jurm --
Pella --
D. Between the Jabbok and the Wadi Nimrin --
VII. On the west side of the Jordan --
A. Paths of pilgrims --
B. Beth-shan (Seythopolis) --
C. Jericho, the home of history --
The walls of Jericho --
The turn of the wheel --
Change of guard --
VIII. The plains of Moab --
A. Teleilat Ghassul --
B. Balaam's ass --
C. Biblical sites --
D. John the Baptist --
E. Herod Antipas --
F. Journey's end.
Responsibility: by Nelson Gluleck.

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