Jordan and the Rhine: Or, the East and the West; Being the Result of Five Years' Residence in Syria, and Five Years' Residence in Germany (Classic Reprint)

Jordan and the Rhine: Or, the East and the West; Being the Result of Five Years' Residence in Syria, and Five Years' Residence in Germany (Classic Reprint)

by William Graham
     
 

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I. The name of my book is intended to symbolise the two great divisions of the human race, whose customs, manners, and civilisation are so different from one another. The Jordan is associated with the deepest,

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Excerpt from Jordan and the Rhine: Or, the East and the West; Being the Result of Five Years' Residence in Syria, and Five Years' Residence in Germany

I. The name of my book is intended to symbolise the two great divisions of the human race, whose customs, manners, and civilisation are so different from one another. The Jordan is associated with the deepest, holiest feelings of our nature, and is interwoven with the religion, the psalmody, and the devotion of the whole Christian world; it is the river of sacred story, on whose banks have been transacted the greatest events recorded in the history of our race - the redemption of mankind, and the wars of the Crusades. How instructive the voice of its waters! Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are at home on the Jordan. And oh, how various the events, how wonderful and glorious the chain of Divine Providence, ever one, though diverse and many-coloured as the rainbow which bespans the world. How numerous the sages and wise men, the kings, priests, and prophets, the saints, warriors, and heroes, who, from Melchisedec the King of Salem, to Gobat the Bishop of Jerusalem, have illustrated history and glorified or degraded humanity on the banks of the Jordan! But the Rhine! The Rhine is, without doubt, the noblest, most celebrated, and most historical river of the West.

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ISBN-13:
9781331415824
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/14/2015
Pages:
606
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.22(d)

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