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original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1844. Not
illustrated. Excerpt: ... jamin'sGate on the east. The Corner Gate
on the N. W., and the Horse Gate on the South. The Fish Market,
Beast Market and Wood Market. The pool of Bethesda, Theatre,
&c. Jerusalem, formerly the capital of Judea, is now called, by
the Turks, Cudsembaric and Cudscherif; it is about three miles in
circumference, and situated on a rocky mountain, with very steep
ascents on all sides, except to the north; the valleys being deep,
and at some distance, environed with hills. From the oppressive
tyranny of the Turks, it is now but thinly inhabited. A DESCRIPTION
OF SOLOMON'S TEMPLE. Hiram, an Ethiopian king of Tyre, was
Solomon's coadjutor in the construction and furnishing of the
temple at Jerusalem. Solomon sent for Hiram; for he was filled with
wisdom and understanding, skillful to work in fjold, silver, brass,
iron, stone, timber, glass, fine-linen, &.c.; and to engrave
any manner of engraving; and to find out every device which shall
be put to him, and he came to Solomon: and Solomon and Hiram made a
league together. Hiram furnished Solomon with cedar and fir trees,
olive and palm trees and algum. He sent also to Solomon six score
talents of gold. He furnished seamen to navigate Solomon's vessels
to Ophir; and such skillful artisans to prepare the materials for
the temple, that there was neither hammer, nor axe, nor any tool of
iron heard in the house while it was building. There were three
thousand and three hundred overseers, and 150,000 workmen engaged
on this work. The temple was built upon Mount Moriah. It was
supported by 1453 columns and 2906 pilasters, all hewn from the
finest Parian marble. Three grand columns or pillars were named
Wisdom, Strength and Beauty, wisdom which God gave unto Solomon,
and strength and beauty unto Hiram king of Tyre, who...
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||Paperback - Trade
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