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Title: The Jews in ancient, mediaeval and modern times
Year: 1886 (1880s)
Authors: Hosmer, James Kendall, 1834-1927
Publisher: London : T. Fisher Unwin
Contributing Library: Robarts – University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Toronto
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ty ofIsrael shall be sought for and there shall be none ;and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found,for I will pardon them whom I reserve. The strain of the writer rises into solemn raptureas Jerusalem is approached : What the feelings ofa traveller are, when among the mountains on whichthe awful power of the Almighty once visibly rested,and when approaching the city where he placed hisname, whence his Law was to go forth to all theworld, where the beauty of holiness shone in itsmorning splendor, and to which, even in its sorrowand captivity, even in its desolation, the very Gen-tiles, the people of all nations of the earth, as wellas its own children, look with profound awe and ad-miration,—oh, what the feelings of the traveller areon such a spot, and when listening to the enrapturedtones of Israels own inspired king, none can imaginebut those who have had the felicity to experiencethem ! They approach, probably, by the same placeScopus, whence Alexander saw in the distance
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2F6 THE STORY OF THE JEV/S. the vision of the Temple, and whence Titus caughtsight of the mighty ramparts which his army mustforce. Solemn as were the feelings excited by themelancholy desolateness of the rocky hills and val-leys through which we were passing, they were sud-denly lost in a sense of indescribable joy—for nowthe Holy City itself rose full into view, with all itscupolas and minarets reflecting the splendor of theheavens. Dismounting from our horses, we sat downand poured forth the sentiments which so stronglyanimated our hearts in devout praises to Him whosemercy and providence alone had thus brought us,in health and safety, to the city of our fathers.Passing on, the train encamps upon the Mount ofOlives, separated from the town by the narrowravine. The pure air of the Mount breathedaround us with the most refreshing fragrance ; andas we directed our attention to the surroundingview, Jerusalem was seen in its entire extent atour feet, the Valley of Jehoshaphat to our l
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