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. Hurlbut's Life of Christ for young and old . Here we see theruins of once great cities, where now only a few wan-dering Arabs pitch their tents. We have now crossed the land of Palestine, andwe have found that it contains five parts lying in a line:first, the Sea Coast Plain; second, the Shephelah, orfoothills; third, the Mountain Region; fourth, theJordan valley; and fifth, the Eastern Table Land. But we must keep in mind that the land whenJesus lived there was very different from the land aswe see it. Now it is a poor land; then it was rich.22 €:f)e %oxV^ Hanb Now its villages are made of

. Hurlbut's Life of Christ for young and old . Here we see theruins of once great cities, where now only a few wan-dering Arabs pitch their tents. We have now crossed the land of Palestine, andwe have found that it contains five parts lying in a line:first, the Sea Coast Plain; second, the Shephelah, orfoothills; third, the Mountain Region; fourth, theJordan valley; and fifth, the Eastern Table Land. But we must keep in mind that the land whenJesus lived there was very different from the land aswe see it. Now it is a poor land; then it was rich.22 €:f)e %oxV^ Hanb Now its villages are made of Stock Photo
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. Hurlbut's Life of Christ for young and old . Here we see theruins of once great cities, where now only a few wan-dering Arabs pitch their tents. We have now crossed the land of Palestine, andwe have found that it contains five parts lying in a line:first, the Sea Coast Plain; second, the Shephelah, orfoothills; third, the Mountain Region; fourth, theJordan valley; and fifth, the Eastern Table Land. But we must keep in mind that the land whenJesus lived there was very different from the land aswe see it. Now it is a poor land; then it was rich.22 €:f)e %oxV^ Hanb Now its villages are made of miserable mud-houses,where hve people who look half starved; then it wasa land of well-built towns and happy people. Now wefind roads that are mere tracks over the stones; thenthere were good roads everywhere. Now the hills risebare and rocky; then they were covered with gardens.Now scarcely a tree can be seen in miles of travel; thenthe olive and the vine and the palm grew everywhere.We see the land in its ruin; Jesus saw it in its riches.. The valley of Gehenna, to the east of Jemsaleip Zi)t people in tfje Horbg Hantr CHAPTER 2 NEARLY ALL the people living in Palestine in thetime of Jesus were of the Jewish race. Twothousand years before Jesus came, a great manwas living in that land, named Abraham. To this man,God gave a promise that his children and their childrenafter them for many ages should live in that land andown it. Abrahams son was named Isaac, and Isaacsson w^as named Jacob. All the people of Palestine hadsprung from the family of Jacob, and by the time Jesuscame, these descendants of Jacob, as they were caUed,were in number many millions, and were to be found inother lands besides Palestine; although more of themlived in Palestine than in any other land. Jacob, Abrahams grandson, was also named Israel;and on that account all the people sprung from himwere called the Israelites. Jacob or Israel had twelvesons, from wiiom came the twelve tribes of Israel. Butone s

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