The Desert of the Exodus: Journeys on Foot in the Wilderness of the Forty Years' Wanderings; Undertaken in Connection with the Ordnance Survey of Sinai and the Palestine Exploration Fund

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CONTENTS.
PART I. — SINAI.
CHAPTER I. THE SINAI SURVEY. 1868-1869
Origin of the Expedition. — Reasons for making the Survey. — Members of the Party. — Rival Claims of Jebels Músa and Serbál. — Details of the Survey. — The Arabs' Ideas upon the Subject. — Nomenclature. — Difficulties of the Investigation; and Method pursued........Page 17
CHAPTER II. PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY OF SINAI.
Popular Conception of Sinai. — General Description. — The Sandstone District: its Mineral Wealth. — The Plain of El Gá'ah. — Cretaceous Formation. — Pertinent Nature of Arab Nomenclature. — Recovery of Scripture Names. — The Granite Region....... 28
CHAPTER II. FROH SUEZ TO SINAI. Nov. 11 — Nov. 21, 1868.
Suez: The Start. — Our Escort. — Scenes on Loading. — Daily Camp-life. — First Night in the Desert. — 'Ayún Músa. — Passage of the Red Sea. — 'Ain Hawwárah and Wády Gharandel. — Probable Sites of Marah and Elim. — Legend of Abu Zena's Horse. — Wády Nasb. — Sarábít el Khádim. — Egyptian Remains. — Wády Lebweh. — Hostilities between the Government and the Bedawín. — Wády Berráh. — "The Speaking Stone." — Wády es Sheik. — El Watíych. — The latter proposed as a Site for Rephidim. — Tomb and Legend of Nebí Sáleh. — His probable Identity with Moses. — A Bedawí Greeting. — Arrival at Mount Sinai. — First Impressions. — The Rás Sufsáfeh. — Reception at the Convent..... 37

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