SKETCH OF THE HISTORICAL AND PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
OF THE HOLY LAND.
CHAPTER 1. Historical Geography of the Holy Land. PAGE
POLITICAL ANTIQUITIES OF THE JEWS.
CHAPTER I. Different Forms of Government, and
1. Names : : : : : : : : : 13, 14 Political State of the Hebrews, or Jews, from the
III. Inhabitants before the Conquest of Canaan by the
Patriarchal T'imes to the Babylonian Captivity.
IV. Division by Joshua.--Allotments of the Twelve
. . . 16, 17 II. Government under Moses,-a Theocracy; its Na-
V. The Kingdom under David and Solomon : :
ture and Design
VI. The K oms of Judah and Israel
1. Heads, or Princes of Tribes and Families
VTI. Divisions in the Time of Jesus Christ
2. Jethronian Prefects, or Judges appointed by
YIIL Account of the City of JERUSALEM -
3. The Senate, or Council of Seventy Assessors
3. Fortifications and Walls
Ill. Government of the
4. State of the City before the fatal War of the
IV. Regal Government instituted
Jews with the Romans
1. Functions and Privileges of the Kings .
5. Remarkable Buildings .
2. Inauguration of the Kings .
6. Notice of the successive Captures of the City
3. Chief Distinctions of Majesty ..
7. Sketch of its present State. ..
4. Scriptural Allusions to the Courts of Sove-
IX. Later Divisions of Palestine -
reigns and Princes explained . .
1. Under the Romans
V. Revenues of the Kings of Israel . .
2. In the Time of the Crusades
VI. Magistrates under the Monarchy. . . .
3. Modern Divisions under the Turkish Govern-
VII. Officers of the Palace . . .
ibVIII. The Royal Harem .
ment· · · · · · ·
IX. Promulgation of Laws.
X. The Kingdoms of Judah and Israel founded
Chapter II. Physical Geography of the Holy Land.
Schism between the Twelve Tribes; its latent
Section I. Climate, Seasons, and Physical Appear.
XI. Reasons why the Kingdom of Judah subsisted
ance of the Country.
longer than that of Israel .
XII. State of the Hebrews during the Babylonish Cap-
tivity . . . . .
1. Seed-time ..
CHAPTER II. Political State of the Jews, from their
3. The Cold Season, or Winter Solstice :
Return from the Babylonish Captivity to the Sub-
4. Harvest . . .
version of their Civil and Ecclesiastical Polity.
6. The Hot Season.-Heavy Dews
Section I. Political State of the Jews under the Mac-
ill. Rivers, Lakes, Wells, and Fountains.-Cisterns and
cabees, and the Sovereigns of the Herodian Family.
Pools of Solomon
I. Brief Account of the Maccabees . . . .
V. Valleys .
II. Sovereigns of the Herodian Family :-
VI. Caverns . . . . . .
1. Herod the Great-St. Matthew's Narrative
of his Murder of the Infants at Bethlehem
Horrors and Dangers of Travelling in the Great
2. Archelaus .
Desert of Arabia
• . . 34, 35
3. Herod Antipas . .
4. Philip . . . .
Sectiox II. On the Fertility and Productions of the
5. Herod Agrippa .
6. Agrippa, Junior
7. Bernice and Drusilla .
I. Fertility of the Holy Land . . . . . 35
II. Its Productions :-
SECTION II. Political State of the Jews under the
1. Vegetables . .
Roman Procurators, to the Subversion of their
2 Cattle · · · · · ·
Civil and Ecclesiastical Polity.
III. Testimonies of Ancient and Modern Authors to its
I. Powers and Functions of the Roman Procurators.
Fertility and Populousness
37, 38 II. Political and Civil State of the Jews under their
IV. Calamities with which this Country was visited :-
1. The Plague . . . . . . .
III. Account of Pontius Pilate
2. Earthquakes . . . .
IV. And of the Procurators, Felix, Festus, and Gessius
Florus . . . . . . . . .