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THROUGH THE COUNTRIES OF
BASHAN AND GILEAD,
EAST OF THE RIVER JORI 4N:
INCLUDING A VISIT TO THE
CITIES OF GERAZA AND GAMALA,
IN THE DECAPOLIS.
By J. S. BUCKINGHAM,
MEMBER OF THE ASIATIC SOCIETY, CALCUTTA ; AND OF THE LITERARY
SOCIETIES OF MADRAS AND BOMBAY.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN,
RETROSPECTIVE VIEW OF JERUSALEM.
Our excursions around the city being now closed, as well as our visits to the principal places within its walls, I sat down to take a retrospective view of the chief particulars which we had noted in detail, and to unite them into a more general picture.
Jerusalem is seated on unequal ground, on a range of high hills, some few eminences of which are even higher than those on which the city itself stands, and in the midst of a rocky and barren space, which almost defies the efforts of human labour to fertilize by any common process.