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    • Steve of Mevaserret Zion
    • 28.06.10 | 06:56 (IDT)

    The Missionary William Thomson described Jerusalem in his comprehensive book Southern Palestine and Jerusalem (1882) as follows: " At present the walls of the pool [of Siloam] are so broken, and the access to the water is so encumbered with rubbish, that it must be difficult to get down to it. I am sadly disappointed with Siloam and all its surroundings. There is nothing very picturesque about it, certainly, and the crumbling walls and fallen columns in and around it give to the pool an air of neglect, unusual even for this city of ruins and forsaken sites.” P 454. “Milton’s famous invocation, ‘If Sion’s hill Delight the more, and Siloa’s brook, that flowed Fast by the oracle of God, I thence Invoke thine aid to my adventurous song’ Would never have been written if the poet had encountered the sights and scents which so disgusted us there. Milton, however, never visited this country, and withal was blind… Where, therefore, the geographer fables, the poet surely may dream.” P. 457-458.

    from the article: Jerusalem master plan: Expansion of Jewish enclaves across the city
    First published 01:50 28.06.10 | Last updated 01:50 28.06.10
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