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CHAPTER V. EPHRAIM.

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Mountains of EPHRAIM—Fertility and central situation-Supremacy of Ephraim. 227
I. SHILOH. II. SHECHEM. 1. First halting-place of Abraham. 2. First

settlement of Jacob. 3. First capital of the conquest. Sanctuary of
Mount Gerizim. 4. Insurrection of Abimelech. 5. Sanctuary of the
Samaritans. 6. Jacob's well .

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111. SAMARIA : Its beauty-Its strength_Sebaste. iv. Passes of Manasseh.
Dothan

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Note on Mount Gerizim. Abraham and Melchizedek': Sacrifice of Isaac :
Mount Moriah

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CHAPTER VI. THE MARITIME PLAIN.

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I. The SHEPHELAH, or the Low Country,-Philistia : 1. Maritime character of

the Philistines. 2. The strongholds; their sieges. 3. Corn-fields—Contact
with Dan. 4. Level plain-Contact with Egypt and the Desert .

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II. PLAIN OF SHARON--Pasture-land-Naphath-Dor-Forest-Cæsarea-Con-
nection with Apostolic History

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III. PLAIN and BAY OF ACRE–Tribe of Asher

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IV. PLAIN OF PHENICIA : 1. Separation from Palestine. 2. Harbours. 3.
Security. 4. Rivers. TYRE and SIDON-Local Prophecies

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Note A. House of Simon at Jaffa .

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Note B. Villages of Sharon and Phænicia

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Note C. Phænician Antiquities : Sarcophagus of Esmunazar

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CHAPTER VII. THE JORDAN AND THE DEAD SEA.
The Four Rivers of Lebanon in their courses :-The physical peculiarities of the
Jordan- Unfrequented-Historical Scenes

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1. Vale of Siddim. 1. Battle of the Kings. 2. Overthrow of Sodom and

Gomorrah. 3. Appearance of the DEAD SEA. 4. Vision of Ezekiel.
5. En-gedi

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II. Plain and Terraces of the Jordan Valley. i. Plain of Åbel-Shittin–Encamp.

ment of the Israelites—Views from Pisgah by Balaam and by Moses-
Burial-place of Moses-Passage of the Jordan-Drying up of the River.
2. Jericho--At the time of the capture- In the time of the Prophets, and
of Christ. 3. Scene of the Preaching of John-Bethabara-Scene of the
Temptation-Baptism in the Jordan- Bathing of the Pilgrims

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CHAPTER VIII. PERÆA AND THE TRANS-JORDANIC TRIBES.
1. General character of the scenery. II. First view of the Holy Land.

III. Frontier land.-First victories of Israel. IV. Isolation. V. Pastoral
character of the country and its inhabitants. Nomadic Tribes—Reuben-
Gad-Manasseh - Elijah the Tishbite. VI. Land of exile. Last view of
the Holy Land

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CHAPTER IX. PLAIN OF ESDRAELON.
General features. I. Boundary between northern and central tribes. II. Battle-

field of Palestine. 1. Victory over Sisera. Battle of Kishon. 2. Victory
over the Midianites. 3. Defeat of Saul. Battle of Mount Gilboa-Beth-
shan and Jabesh Gilead. 4. Defeat of Josiah-Battle of Megiddo

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III. Richness and fertility of the Plain—ISSACHAR : Jezreel — Engannim.

IV. TABOR : Fortress and Sanctuary of the Northern Tribes. V. CARMEL-
Scene of Elijah's sacrifice. VI, NAIN

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