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AMONG THE HOLY HILLS

Jan Parory

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BY HENRY M. FIELD, D.D.
AUTHOR OF FROM THE LAKES OF KILLARNEY TO THE GOLDEN HORN,"

FROM EGYPT TO JAPAN," AND “ON THE DESERT.'

NEW YORK
CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

1884

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COPYRIGHT, 1883, BY
CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS.

To Mark Hopkins, D.D., LL.D.,

PHILOSOPHER AND TEACHER, GUIDE AND FRIEND,

THESE PAGES ARE INSORIBED

IN LOVING AND GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF

THE LESSONS OF WISDOM FROM HIS LIPS

LONG YEARS AGO.

PREFACE.

That so many have been over the ground before, is no reason why the latest comer should not bring home a handful of wild flowers from Palestine. There is enough for all : let each one gather what he will. He who is tempted and led on by these lighter attractions, may find something more and better, as nature leads up to life, and a small mountain country appears as the scene of a great history, and the cradle of a religion. The beauty of nature comes and goes; it changes with the seasons, with the early and the latter rains ; but the charm of sacred association does not fade with the falling leaf or the departing year. The interest of this above all other lands, is that here was spent the most wonderful life that ever was lived on the earth. To know that life, we would trace it from its beginning, among its native hills. Such a purpose has given direction to the present journey, which follows closely in the footsteps of our Lord, not merely in the streets of Jerusalem, but through Samaria and Galilee, along the lake shore and on the mountain side. Studying the history

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