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Mount Sinai / Edition 1

Mount Sinai / Edition 1

by Joseph J. Hobbs
     
 

ISBN-10: 0292730918

ISBN-13: 9780292730915

Pub. Date: 01/28/1995

Publisher: University of Texas Press

After discussing the physical characteristics of Jebel Musa and the debate that selected it as the most probable Mount Sinai, Hobbs fully describes all Christian and Muslim sacred sites around the mountain. He views Mount Sinai from the perspectives of the centuries-long inhabitants of the region--the monks of the monastery of St. Katherine and the Jabaliya

Overview

After discussing the physical characteristics of Jebel Musa and the debate that selected it as the most probable Mount Sinai, Hobbs fully describes all Christian and Muslim sacred sites around the mountain. He views Mount Sinai from the perspectives of the centuries-long inhabitants of the region--the monks of the monastery of St. Katherine and the Jabaliya Bedouins--and of tourists and pilgrims, from medieval Europeans to modern travelers dispirited by Western industrialization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292730915
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
377
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.19(h) x 1.26(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Conversions and Transliteration
Introduction
One. "A Terrible And Waste-Howling Wilderness"
Two. "You Will Worship God On This Mountain"
Three. The Heavenly Citizenship
Four. The Monastery Of Saint Katherine
Five. The Christian Landscape
Six. The People Of The Mountain
Seven. The Bedouin Way Of Life
Eight. The Pilgrim
Nine. The Traveler
Ten. The Tourist
Eleven. The New Golden Calf
Conclusion
Notes
References Cited
Index

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