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Distant Views of the Holy Land

By Felicity Cobbing and David M. Jacobson

 Distant Views Flyer.pdf

The Holy Land has been an enduring magnet for visitors seeking to retrace the footsteps of biblical prophets, kings and saints and to glimpse the setting of eventsDistant Views cover recorded in the Scriptures. This book  offers a selection of over 350 early photographs, paintings, and drawings of the length and breadth of the Holy Land from the rich repository of  images in the archives of the Palestine Exploration Fund. As these images were produced before modern development impacted  on these landscapes they are an invaluable resource.The pictures are accompanied by nine maps and plans showing the locations depicted and a commentary describing the biblical context, informed by up-to-date scholarship. The book is divided into five chapters; an introduction which includes a brief account of pilgrimage to the Holy Land through the ages, followed by a series of geographical ‘tours’ through Galilee, Samaria, and Judaea and Philistia, before culminating with a focus on the two main sites of interest for the traveller: Bethlehem and Jerusalem.

While often very beautiful in their own right, the pictures also reflect the interest and sensibilities of the photographers and those who collected them, and capture the opposing undercurrents of scientific enquiry and piety characteristic of 19th Century European society. In the case of the photographers engaged by the PEF, a striving for objectivity is strikingly evident in their work.

2014 308pp  275 x 210mm
350 illustrations, including colour throughout and 7 maps and plans
hb ISBN 9781781790618

Publisher's recommended Price: £125.00 / $200.00

Introductory Offer: £81.25 / $130.00


To Order please download the flyer below to take advantage of the introductory offer and visit the Equinox website at:

Distant Views Flyer.pdf

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