The Bible and the Bible Country

9780217278249: The Bible and the Bible Country

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1910. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... XXXVI. Last Days in Palestine. Sailing for Home. Six days more and our Camping Tour will be over. Where do we go in these last days? First we travel north, up the valley of the Jordan to Caesarea Philippi (find on map), then back again to the Sea of Galilee; then from there west through Nazareth to Haifa on the Mediterranean (find), where we break up camp and take steamer for America. Trace route on map: measure distance, and set down in your note book. During these last six days we have some interesting experiences. At Caesarea Philippi (find on map) we are so far north as to get splendid views of Mt. Hermon, the highest mountain in all this region (find). Think of a summit half as high again as Mt. Washington, and covered even in summer with snow! We shall not forget the very grand sight. Grinding Meal and Churning Butter. In this region we notice many Arab encampments. In one we see a woman grinding wheat, just as women used to do in Bible times. Her mill is a flat stone that she revolves on another flat stone. In another camp we see a woman churning. She does not let her milk stand and skim it and churn the cream, as we do. Nor is her churn much like ours. She takes the fresh new milk and puts it into a goatskin bag, and hangs it up. Then she pushes and pulls this bag and keeps it in motion until the butter that is in the milk is separated. We all think, What a curious way of churning! And what a strange churn! Riding Camels. One day we stop for our noon lunch near a spring where a great caravan is resting. Our dragoman is acquainted with the conductor of the caravan, and introduces us to him. He is very polite and genial, tells us about his caravan, where it comes from and where it is going, takes us among the animals, and tells us some curious sto...

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