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SCltlPTURE I LLUSl'HA TIONS.—No.…

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SCltlPTURE I LLUSl'HA TIONS.—No. J96. ACT I. 11 Ye men of Gallilee, why stand ye ijazing up into Hca.,en. APRIL 7,1697.—"This morning we set out again 11 to see the sanctuaries and other places on Mount ( )Ilvet, and crossing the vailey of Jeliosaphat, we began immediately to ascend the mountains. On our ascent, we were shewn the place where thev sav Christ uttered his prophecy concerning the final destruction of Jerusalem, (Mattli. ii. 4.) A few furlongs to the northward is the highest part of Mount Olivet; and upon that was anciently erected a high tower, in memory of the appari- tion of the two angels to the Apostles, after our blessed Lord's ascension, (Acts i. 10, 11,) from which the tower itself had the name given it of Viri Galileei.' This ancient monument re- mained till about two years since, when it was demolished by a Turk, who had bought the field in which it stood but nevertheless you have still, from the natural height of the plaee, a large prospect of Jerusalem and the adjacent country, the Dead Sea, &c. &c. On the descent by another road, they shew you Gethsemane an even plat of ground, not above 57 yards square, lying between the foot of Mount Olivet and the brook Cedron. It is well planted with olive trees, and those of so old a growth, that they are believed to be the same that stood here in our blessed Saviour's time; but the evidence of Josephus contradicts this, who says Bell. Jud- Lib. 7, and in other places, that Titus in his gieoe of Jerusalem cut down ali the trees within about one hundred furlongs of that city and that the.soldiers were forced to fetch wood so far for making their mounts when they assaulted the Temple. Here they shew you a small shred of ground twelve yards long and one broad, supposed to be the very path on which the traitor Judas walked up to Christ, saying, Hail, jVTaster, and kissed Iiiiit.' This narrow pkiii is separated by a wall out of the midst of the garden, as a Terra damnata; a work the more remarkable as being done by the Turks, who, as well as Christians, detest the very ground on which was acted such an infamous treachery."— 111(iutid,-tllls Journey from Aleppo to Jerusalem-

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