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been so improvident as to have only one, the loss of it would be one of the greatest he could suffer, and when travelling through the desert might even endanger his personal safety.... No one can have been often in (a khan) without observing the camel-driver sitting on his heap of camel furniture, and either repairing it after his arrival, or putting it into order for continuing his journey.”—ARUNDELL'S Discoveries in Asia Minor, vol. i. pp. 119, 120, 194, 195.
JEREMIAH xviii. 1-6. “ The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying, Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there will I cause thee to hear my words. Then I went down to the potter's house, and behold, he wrought a work on the wheels ; and the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter ; so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it. Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 0 house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter ? saith the Lord. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand, 0 house of Israel.”
“ Ihardly ever," writes Captain Basil Hall, * « passed a Hindoo's hut, before which a swarthy turbaned inhabitant of the East was whirling round the potter's wheel, without having my thoughts carried back to some of those beautiful narrations of Scripture, which fasten themselves so early and so firmly on our minds. I had once the good fortune, as I must ever consider it, to see a workman accidentally break the pot, which had cost him no small trouble to fashion. He immediately collected the fragments, dabbed the clay together again, and with the industry of an ant, set about the reconstruction of his vessel. As the whole process recalled an illustration I remembered to have seen used somewhere in the Old Testament, I set about hunting for the passage, and was delighted to find what I had just witnessed described in Jeremiah xviii."
MARK i. 16–20. Now as (Jesus) walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea, for they were fishers. And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men. And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him. And when he had gone a little
* See Fragments of Voyages, &c.
farther thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; who also were in the ship mending their nets. And straightway he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after him.
“ We reached the lake Bourlos (in Egypt)... The fishermen on shore were using a net resembling the pokenet used in the isles of Scotland. It is circular, and weights are placed round the circumference. The fisherman holds it by the centre, gathers it up in his hand, and casts it into the water : he then draws it slowly to shore by a line fastened to the centre. This is probably the very kind of net used by the disciples. We saw the same afterwards at the lake of Galilee.
While we were bathing in the sea of Galilee, a fisherman passed by with a hand-net, which he cast into the sea. The net was exactly the net called in the gospel of Matthew dupielnot pov, the same kind of net which we had seen used at lake Bourlos in Egypt. The simple fisherman little knew the feelings he kindled in our bosoms as he passed by our tent, for we could not look upon his net, his bare limbs, and brawny arms, without reflecting that it was to two such men that Jesus once said by this sea, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.'”–Narrative of a Mission of Inquiry to the Jews, pp. 62, 63, 294.
Rolls-Books — WRITING—WRITING TABLES – PAPYRUS—Pot
SHERDS WITH INSCRIPTIONS_SCRIBES-PERSIAN SCRIBES-BOOK OF LIFE-BOOK OF JUDGMENT- MANNER OF READING-ILLUSTRATION OF JUDGES xii. 6 - BEDOUIN IGNORANCE — SIGNET Rings—SEALING A BEDOUIN CONTRACT—SEALING WITH CLAY - SACRIFICES SEALED IN EGYPT – INK-HORNS — RELIGIOUS MARKS-MUSIC- MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS — ARAB SINGING – EGYPTIAN SCULPTURE AND PAINTING.
EZRA vi. 1–3. “Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in the house of the rolls.... And there was found
at Achmetha,...a roll, and therein was a record thus written : In the first year of Cyrus,... Cyrus...made a decree concerning the house of God at Jerusalem, Let the house be builded.”
Isaiau viii. 1, 2. “... The Lord said unto me, Take thee a great roll, and write in it with a man's pen concerning Maher-shalalhash-baz. And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record.”
JER. xxxvi. 2. 21. 23. “ Take thee a roll of a book, and write therein all the words that I have spoken unto thee against Israel... So the king sent Jehudi to fetch the roll :.. and ... when Jehudi had read three or four leaves, he cut it with the penknife, and cast it into the fire that was on the hearth.”
EZEK. ii. 9, 10. “ And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book was therein ; and he spread it before me ; and it was written within and without : and there was written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe.” (iii. 1.)
ZECH. v. 1-3. “...I -looked, and behold, a flying roll...the length thereof is twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof ten cubits. Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth.”
Rev. vi. 14. “And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together.” (Isaiah xxxiv. 4.)
Dan. xii. 4. “ Shut up the words, and seal the book.”
2. Tim. iv. 13. “... The books, but especially the parchments.”