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1888 Sinai Region Bedouin Suez Red Sea Exploration

$25.99

1888 Sinai Region Bedouin Suez Red Sea Exploration

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This historic 127+ year old ORIGINAL vintage article, Sinai and the Wilderness was carefully removed from the Century Magazine, published in 1888.  Written by Edward L. Wilson, the article is 18 pages including 18 engravings / illustrations. The page size is 6 ¼ x 9 ¼ .  (00009)  3/15

Illustrations include:

  • The Wells of Moses
  • The Wells of Elim
  • By the Red Sea
  • Bedouin types
  • Peddling Ibex Heads
  • Wady Feiran, site of the battle between Israel and Amalek
  • The ascent of Mount Serbal
  • Working the elevator
  • The way into the convent in time of trouble
  • Ras-Sufsafeh, from the Plain of Assemblage
  • The interior of the convent chapel
  • Plain of Assemblage, from the convent
  • The book of the Gospels, kept in the convent
  • The ascent of Mount Sinai
  • The convent, from Mount Sinai
  • Plain of Assemblage, from the Rock of Moses
  • Ras-Sufsafeh, from Aaron?s Hill


Condition:  Very Good.  Pages have minor edge creasing with very light age toning.

Excerpt from the article:

Since more or less peril attends the long journey over the traditional route of the Israelites from the "Land of Goshen" to the "Mount of God," the first care should be to secure an honestand brave dragoman. My trust was placed in Mohammed Achmed Effendi Hedayah of Alexandria. We left Cairo one morning in February and rode through the land of Goshen by rail. We arrived at Suez before dark, and took up our quarters in a street as curious as the Mouskee in Cairo. Our coming had been heralded by our body-servant Abdullah, who preceded us to take care of our camp equipage and to secure a boat for our passage across the Red Sea. The sail was a lovely one of about two hours, including a halt at quarantine. Our camels awaited us at the Asiatic quay, and in an hour they had carried us to the "Wells of Moses." Only a small spring of brackish water was found at the foot of a palm, but, said our devout dragoman, "it is the very place where the Israelites first encamped." Moses here sang the song of deliverance, and here Miriam's sweet tones led the hearts of the Israelites away from their tribulations.

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