Image from page 564 of “Wanderings in Bible lands: notes of travel in Italy, Greece, Asia-Minor, Egypt, Nubia, Ethiopia, Cush, and Palestine” (1894)
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Title: Wanderings in Bible lands: notes of travel in Italy, Greece, Asia-Minor, Egypt, Nubia, Ethiopia, Cush, and Palestine
Year: 1894 (1890s)
Authors: Miller, D[aniel] L[ong], 1841- [from old catalog]
Publisher: Mount Morris, Ill., The Brethren’s publishing company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
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ow often would I havegathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth herchickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, yourhouse is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, Yeshall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is hethat cometh in the name of the Lord.* And how literallyhave these prophetic words uttered in deep sorrow by theMaster been fulfilled! Your house shall be left unto youdesolate. Desolation has fallen upon the City of David.On Mount Moriah, where stood in all its splendor the greattemple, now stands the Mosque of Omar, a building dedi-cated to the worship of the false prophet, and we only needwalk down through the narrow streets of the city to theJews wailing place to see a practical illustration of the ful-fillment of the prophetic words of the Lord. For the palace that lies desolate, weSit in solitude and mourn. Well may the descendants of those who rejected andcrucified Christ, the Son of God, sit in solitude and weep * Matt. 23: 37-39.
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Tower of the New Greek Church on the Top of the Mount of Olives,Marking the Supposed Site of the Ascension. WANDERINGS IN BIBLE LANDS. 545 and mourn over the desolation of palace and temple, Howdoth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! how isshe become as a widow! she that was great among the na-tions, and princess among the provinces, how is she be-come tributary!* The crown of glory has been takenaway from Jerusalem and who shall restore her greatness? The desolation of nations! there she stands Childless andcrownlessin her voiceless woe. But not only is Jerusalem desolate, but all the Land ofPalestine has shared her fate. From Dan to Beersheba,from the great sea to the Jordan, and beyond, desolationtells the story. These words are written about the site ofevery city, across every hillside and valley and by the* sideof river and sea, Behold, your land is left unto you des-olate. Ascending the slope of Olivet still farther, we have be-fore us the Greek church and the mosqu
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