A History of Civilization in Palestine

A History of Civilization in Palestine

Read FREE!

A History of Civilization in Palestine

A History of Civilization in Palestine

Read FREE!

Excerpt

Just forty years ago, as we write, Captain Warren made the first experiments in excavating in Palestine. Just twenty years ago Professor Petrie closed the work with which he inaugurated the era of scientific research. When Captain Warren began his work, it was expected by many that a few strokes of the spade would settle the questionings on Biblical subjects that were then being asked with ever increasing persistence. The dreams of the subscribers centred round records of David's wars and of Solomon's glory; the Ark of the Covenant and the idols of Manasseh; some, perhaps, hoped for a letter or two written by one privileged to hear the words of Him who spake as never man spake. Nothing of the kind has come to light, however, with the single exception of the Moabite Stone—and that was not discovered by a professed explorer, but lighted upon by accident by a travelling missionary who had no idea of the value of his 'find'!

On the other hand, we now look back through vistas of history undreamt of forty years ago, and our way is illumined by strange lights breaking through from unexpected quarters. Here and there, no doubt, there are still dark corners which we may hope will some day be made clearer. We have . . .

Author Advanced search

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.