. Holy Land, with glimpes of Europe and Egypt. g train followed withtheir heads also covered with earth. Jesus had oftentaken this same path to Bethany. We pause on thesummit to enjoy again the extensive prospects it com-mands, and then descend its southeastern slope.Bethany, situated on that slope, is rot seen at first,being hidden by an intervening ridge, where the vil-lage appears below, partly embowered in groves ofolive and fig-trees. Is not this ridge or swell on theMount, the place of our Saviours ascension? Itwould seem so from its position, its distance from Jeru-salem, and the circum

. Holy Land, with glimpes of Europe and Egypt. g train followed withtheir heads also covered with earth. Jesus had oftentaken this same path to Bethany. We pause on thesummit to enjoy again the extensive prospects it com-mands, and then descend its southeastern slope.Bethany, situated on that slope, is rot seen at first,being hidden by an intervening ridge, where the vil-lage appears below, partly embowered in groves ofolive and fig-trees. Is not this ridge or swell on theMount, the place of our Saviours ascension? Itwould seem so from its position, its distance from Jeru-salem, and the circum Stock Photo
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. Holy Land, with glimpes of Europe and Egypt. g train followed withtheir heads also covered with earth. Jesus had oftentaken this same path to Bethany. We pause on thesummit to enjoy again the extensive prospects it com-mands, and then descend its southeastern slope.Bethany, situated on that slope, is rot seen at first, being hidden by an intervening ridge, where the vil-lage appears below, partly embowered in groves ofolive and fig-trees. Is not this ridge or swell on theMount, the place of our Saviours ascension? Itwould seem so from its position, its distance from Jeru-salem, and the circumstances of the sacred narrati ve. Bethany is a small village of about twenty houses, built of stone, but having a neglected appearance.It is situated in a shallow vale on a broken plateauof rock environed with fruit trees which give it some-thing of pleasantness and beauty. Some prominentruins are pointed out as the house of Lazarus and hissisters, and not far from it, that of Simon the leper.We are next directed to the tomb of Lazarus, at the. TOMB OF LAZARUS—OLIVET. 251 northern extremity of the village on the side of adeclivity. It is a cave that a stone might cover. Idescended into it by a number of steps, and wasshown the vault where the body of Lazarus is said tohave lain. Seated around the opening of the tomb, I read to our company the eleventh chapter of John.The reading of that inimitable narrative there, seemedalmost to reproduce the touching, tender, and sublimescenes of the great miracle, and to impress us deeplywith the blessed sympathy of Him who wept as afriend, and with His glorious Divinity as being theEesurection and the Life. We returned by the road leading over the southernshoulder of Olivet—the great thoroughfare from Jeru-salem to Jericho—the same path along which Jesuspassed on his triumphal entry to the city, when palmbranches and garments were spread in his way. Theroad climbs the hill till it reaches a point where thesouthern portion of Zion appear

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