Travels in Palestine, through the countries of Bashan and Cilead, east of the River Jordan; including a visit to the cities of Geraza and Gamala, in the Decapolis . oms water in thedeepest part of the harbour ; so accurately dotlie local features of the place correspond withthose given of it by Josephus. Strabo mentions an opinion, that Jerusalemcould be seen from hence * ; but this has beenobserved to be impossible, since the hills be-tween these places are actually higher than thaton which Jerusalem stands. Josephus says, thatfrom the tower Psephinus, which was elevatedto the height of seven

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Travels in Palestine, through the countries of Bashan and Cilead, east of the River Jordan; including a visit to the cities of Geraza and Gamala, in the Decapolis . oms water in thedeepest part of the harbour ; so accurately dotlie local features of the place correspond withthose given of it by Josephus. Strabo mentions an opinion, that Jerusalemcould be seen from hence * ; but this has beenobserved to be impossible, since the hills be-tween these places are actually higher than thaton which Jerusalem stands. Josephus says, thatfrom the tower Psephinus, which was elevatedto the height of seven Stock Photo
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Travels in Palestine, through the countries of Bashan and Cilead, east of the River Jordan; including a visit to the cities of Geraza and Gamala, in the Decapolis . oms water in thedeepest part of the harbour ; so accurately dotlie local features of the place correspond withthose given of it by Josephus. Strabo mentions an opinion, that Jerusalemcould be seen from hence * ; but this has beenobserved to be impossible, since the hills be-tween these places are actually higher than thaton which Jerusalem stands. Josephus says, thatfrom the tower Psephinus, which was elevatedto the height of seven
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Travels in Palestine, through the countries of Bashan and Cilead, east of the River Jordan; including a visit to the cities of Geraza and Gamala, in the Decapolis . oms water in thedeepest part of the harbour ; so accurately dotlie local features of the place correspond withthose given of it by Josephus. Strabo mentions an opinion, that Jerusalemcould be seen from hence * ; but this has beenobserved to be impossible, since the hills be-tween these places are actually higher than thaton which Jerusalem stands. Josephus says, thatfrom the tower Psephinus, which was elevatedto the height of seventy cubits above the thirdwall, where Titus pitched his own tent, therewas seen a prospect of Arabia at sun-rising, aswell as of the utmost limits of the Hebrew pos-sessions at the sea westward, t The tower Hip-picus is described as fourscore cubits in height,and that of Pliasaelus as ninety, which latter issaid to have resembled the tower of Pharos,which exhibited a fire to such as sailed to Alex-andria, but was much larger than it in compass. § * Strabo, 1. xvi. t Josephus, Wars of the Jews, 1. v. c. 4. ]f. Ibid. BY JOITA .\ND r.AMLAir lO Jf-IIUSALHM. ^M-7. li 4 248 BY JOrPA AND RAMLAH TO JERUSALEM. It has been attempted to explain the passageof Strabo, by supposing that these towers fromtheir great altitude might have been seen fromJoppa, and thus, too, the sight of the sea fromPsephinus be confirmed. But this last mighteasily have been true without the other neces-sarily following; since, from the great elevationof Jerusalem, the visible horizon to seawardwould be extended to a point not only farbeyond Joppa, but even beyond the range ofvision westerly from thence. The light of thefire occasioned by the conflagration of the Jam-nites fleet in the harbour of Joppa by JudasMaccabeus, might, however, have been easilyseen at Jerusalem, as it is said to have been*,from its illuminating the higher parts of theatmosphere in its ascent. On returning from our excursion around thetow

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