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AROUND THE WORLD.
Scenes Surrounding the Holy Places in Jerusalem-
Dome of the Rock Garden of Gethscmane.
jimusALRM, Pauhstink, March 1003.
1 Tho interior of the Dome of the Kock
is gloomy and sometimes so dark that
oue should wait until tho eye grows
uncustomed to it. It has two cloisters,
separated iv an octoganal course of
pieVsnnd twelve Coiinthian columns,
which support the groat dome. The
"thirty six stained glass windows, which
are of a great brilliancy and hcauty,
data from . tho fifteenth century. Tho
noshes arc covered with class mosaics,
over which arc inset ihed portions of
tiuKoran, as on tho outer walls of tho
building, and these are dated G92 A.
lfflj The doino Is 98 feet' high and 73
itfdiamcter, and is composed of wood.
lf?vas restored hy Saladiu in 1189
"The sacred rock is immediately
neath tho dome; it is.'a bare, ruggdd,
inlhown' piece of vtock 'about 60 feet
16 and 43 .wid&Qfh6 rOck stands
4iect 64 jnchesl aboVc the 'iriarblo
pavement at its hlghcs)' pbint.aild 1
AMany legends hang about the rock.
Hei-c, according to the Jews, Mc'lchize
dek offered sacrifice, Abraham brought
his son Isaac as an offering, and. tho
Ak of the Covenant stood. Descend-
Jinr bv eleven steiis wo enter tnc cave
below the rock, which has an average
height of 0 feet.
;,I have Bccn'iiner buildings, but none
ltdya so-many sacred associations as
this, which, is second only to the
Cliurch of tho HolylScpulcliro. If all
else associated with this mosque were
rciiioved, that historic rock would
afford sufficient interest to call
devoted considerable space I
toTtho great mosrpie, 1 shall omit a
scriptiou of tho 'lessor mosque kn
as Mosnuo-ol-Aksa; a viit to it should
m no u)eun bo omitted by tho visitor.
Atythis most) no iu well asin nhnpsl
cvtfry pUca hallowed with sacred mom
ones, places are pointed out by the
drageman that arc as absurd as im
possible, such as the footprints of cer
tain historic characters made in the
Tock. Irresponsible as well as" ignor
ant dragomans do much harm by per
petuating such child-like vagaries.
Guide books arc primarily to bo blamed
for guides, finding such references in
guide books, delight to keep such
stories afloat, thinking they will please
Leaving tho mosque, I descended by
32 steps to the vaulted chamber where
Simon dwelt, and on farther to Solo
mon's stables, a vast cavern of vaulted
and pillared avenues.
. forty thousand stalls of
horses for his
chariots." I Kings, 4:26, The Knights
Templars used these vaults as stables.
The rings to which their horses were
tied are still shown. Not a pfece of
wood can be observed in what is called
Solomon's stables, being built and
arched over with rock.
Outside the wall of Jerusalem is tho
.valley of Jchosaphat or Kidron, where
the Jews and Muslins bury their dead,
for they want to be near at baud when
the world is judged. "Let the heathen
be wakened and come up to the valley
of Jehosaphat, for there will 1 sit to
judge all the heathen round about."
Joel 3: 12. "I will gather all nations
aud bring them down into the valley of
Jehoshaphat." A later name for this
valley is Kidron. The Mohammedons
have borrowed this valley and also re
gard it as the scene of the last judg
ment Near the garden of Gethseniane a
road branches into the valley and
passes the tomb of Absolom. This
tomb is 1 g feet square aud 21 high.
On account of Absolom's disobedience
the Jews, on passing this point, seldom
fail to hurl stones at the tomb. The
second time I encircled the city, I rode
a donkey. A donkey driver always ac
companies each person to keep the
donkcv in the notion of making more
than snail time by tho copious use of a
raw persuader. On reaching Absol
om's tomb a stone was hurled into the
tomb. I dismounted, (which brought
my cap only slightly nearer terra firma)
and clambeied about the tomo and
found the interior nearly full of stones
and pebbles thrown thither by irate
Jews. The front of the tomb is much
woru by centuries of rock hurling.
Behind the tomb of Absolom is the
tomb of Jehosaphat. A few yards
further down the valley is the grotto of
St. James, a grotto containing shaft
tombs which I cannot take time to de
scribe. Close by is the pyramid of
Zacharias which, like the tomb of Ab
solom, is hewn in the solid rock. It is
56, feetsquare and 29 feet high. Here
arernany rock tombs, beyond which is
tho village of Siloah. A monolith at
the village entrance bears the inscrip
tion, "Tomb of I'llaroah's Daughter."
- lietwecit the vitiligo and the city wall
is St. Mary's well, sometimes called
Jhe fountain of tho Virgin, Two flights
of steps lead down to it, 29 steps in all.
In siqc it is ioxtt icct. Being outside
tho wall it was concealed" to prevent
Jprusalom's many enemies lrotn find
ing it and poisoning the water supply
of tho city. HcjEckiah (2 Kings 20:20)
(2 Cliron. 32:30) cut a subterranean
channel from it to tho city and 'was
thcteby enabled to outwit his assail'
ants who, had they ktldwn of this Op
portunity, might hava taken tho city..
The clnhl ctit by Kezckiah fa 1,758
foot in length through solid rock many
rods under tho surface, reaching the
pool of Silbatn. frus'sacrcd 1)00 j8
5ixi8 feet and 19 feet deep, "fie
annotated, tho eyes of Uio blind man wtyh
clay, at$d.eatd(imt&him, "Go, wash in
.the pool of Siloam; he went his way
and washed, and camo out seeing."
John 4? 67.; 'The' King's Garden was
hero mentioned by Neheiniah (3:15) as
being "near the pool of Siloah." My
donkey was glad to stand tied loose
hero while I descended into the aquci
ductcut bv Kezckiah'700 li. C.
The valley of Hinnom lies between
Zion and the Hill of Evil Counsel. It
was here that children were once sac
rificed to Moloch. (Jer. 12; 31.) (2
Kings 23: 10.)
Leaving Jerusalem by tho Damascus
gate we reach tho Tombs of tho Kin.,"
a short distance to tho notth. These
catacombs hewn from .the solid rock
have some well uiosoived circular.
BUC, aH nmflt have boon used at tif
tomb of Chns aud (j)ioulU bovibitcd if
for no bflior purpose than to observe
this one point. Joshcphus has much
to say about these catacombs to whom
and to othuiuorl:s.otrtho ubjoct I re
fer Miy' rcadersfor' particulars should
thoy delight in prepatitv: to dream
about lock-hewn cities of tho dead.
Near tho St. Stephen's Gate is tho
church of St. Anne, founded in tlm
sixth century, rebuilt in tho twelfth,
turned into a school by Saladiu, and
presented in 185G by the sultan to the
iiKv,iiguj(jui, nupUlUOIl III, It IS
Biipposo to mark the dwelling place of
St. Anne, the mother of the Virgin;
and is regarded as the birthplace Of the
Holy Mother and the burial place of
her father, Joachim. Near this place
is the pool of Bcthesda, called the
"Inner Pool." Hcio it wa.s that the
impotent man having "no man, when
the water was troubled, to put him in
to the pool, received those never-to-be-
torgottcn words from Christ, "Rise,
take up thy bed, snd walk." John
5: 1-9. Oriental travel will make plaiii
to one the statement, take up thy bed."
I am reasonably sure that I can - walk
up Pike's Peak with all the -beds re
quired for the accommodation of half a
Near the Damascus gate is the Grotto
of Jeremiah, where, tradition claims,
ho wrote the Book of Lamentations
anil wliere lie was buried. Just op
posite the Grotto of Jeremiah are Sob
omon's quarries, where the stone used
in building the temple was secured.
'The house, when it wa6 building, was
built of stone made ready before it was
brought thither, so that neither ham
mer nor axe, nor any tool of iron was
heard in the house while it was build
ing. I Kings 6:7.
Slydl we visit the Mount of Olives,
that elevation sacred to every one who
cares for the word of Jesus?. Yes, a
hundred times yes! Here it is I love
to linger. Visiting it day after day, its
charm increases its grasp upon me.
Mount of Olives, 1 love you. Here
Christ was wont to linger. Here he
crossed time and again enroute from
Bethany to Jerusalem. In this garden
at my feet He shed tears and sweat
drops of blood, but the people would
not do and be what he yearned to have
them do and be. Here was sung that
first Christian hymn of devotion, "Hos
anna to the Son of David; blessed is
Ae that cometh in the name of the
Lord. Hosanna, peace, glory in the
highest!" And as He passed down to
ward Jerusalem, it is easy to determine
to one's satisfaction where He, "when
He beheld the city, wept over it."
Describing this point Stanley wrote:
"Immediately below was the valley of
the Kidron, here seen in its greatest
depth as it joins the valley of Hinnom,
and thus giving full effect to the great
peculiarity of Jerusalem seen pnly on
its eastern side, its situation as of a
city rising out of a. deep abyss."
E. C. Horn.
(Continued next week.)
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