Arabian Ancient and Modern History

An interesting aspect of the country, which is associated with many scenes and events in the sacred writ, is hailed as “the birthplace of the Saracens”, “the rapid and widespread conquest of the Saracens”.

The instability and decline of their experience, “the uniqueness of the school”, “the monifert endowment of the school”, are the reasons why they study so little in Europe.

The ignorance of their language and literature, the religious prejudice of their character, the experience of scholars and luminous associations, account for the great discoveries of Arab history.

Valuable discoveries of TralvelersUn explorers recently discovered in the Central Desert, further modern discoveries in the Central Desert, added facilities for modern research, knowledge of its language and literature, religious prejudices of its character.

Research on Arabian history, on further discoveries of valuable discoveries by recent TralvelersUn explorers in the central desert, adding facilities for modern research, previous surveys.

For those interested in studying the simplicity of human pastoral life, in moralizing the fate of nations or the rise and fall of empires, the history of Arabia cannot but be fascinating.

From time immemorial it has been renowned for its prized goods, and as the home of freedom and independence; the only land in all of ancient history that has never bowed to the yoke of foreign conquerors .

Today it continues to be inhabited by a contemporary race.

Their manners were still that amalgam of brutish liberty and paternalistic simplicity which we find in the infancy of pre-art societies, teaching men to restrain their natural feelings, or to conceal the true facets of their characters.

Not only did this remarkable people keep intact their dominion of deserts and pastures, but they also, in a peculiar manner, preserved from generation to generation the vices and virtues, habits and customs of their ancestors, rather than borrowing them.

The material aspects of this country are as interesting as their unique character, as evidenced by the progress of knowledge or their exchanges with other nations.

Covering a large stretch of barren sandy beaches, it is divided by rolling mountains and fertile valleys, combining the extremes of barren and lively, and enjoying a wide variety of climates, making it both hot and cold. All the advantages of a temperate region.

There, in the midst of desolation, there is often a smiling abundance; there, too, native produce from the most distant and mutually distinct climates flourish with equal perfection.

These magnificent and unique features of Arabia have hardly changed through the passage of time or the accident of human events.

No change is left but that produced by the hand of nature. It shows few traces of moral depravity, or the melancholy ruins of lost glory that haunt almost every king.

The Dom of the world, it is true, has the remains of cities and towns which tell us of long-gone wealth and population; but it has no artistic remains to rival the sprawling and unthreatening architecture of Egypt, or the classic temples of Greece and Italy compared to.

However, it has a different kind of scenery.

Our hearts and emotions express our hearts and emotions more than the proudest things human labor can cultivate: its deserts and mountains weave some of our oldest and holiest memories, memorable places in biblical history.

Sacred in the eyes of all civilized nations, has witnessed the visible decline of the divine presence, as well as some of the most veiled manifestations of his power.

It was in Arabia that these marvelous transactions took place, immediately following the escape of the Israelites from Egypt; and the waters of Egypt flowed miraculously, through rocky filth and barren sand, and they traveled eighty or thirty years, Confession was made for their murmurs and rebellion before they were allowed to enter the Promised Land.

The fleets of Solomon and Hiram traveled the seas, and bought and sold in the market there, and brought gold and ivory from there, we read in the annals of the ages.

Famous in both sacred and profane histories for its traffic and merchandise; in many ages it remained the only link of commercial ties. Routes between Eastern and Western countries.

These inspired writers have borrowed some of the best allusions and most compelling descriptions from its manhood and its work.

They refer to the tabernacles of Edom, the flocks of Kedar and Neberod, and the incense of Sheba. And Orpheus’ treasure. The bride in “Song of Songs” draws her image from an Arabian tent, describing her beauty as “dark but beautiful” and comparing her hair to that of a goat.

These terrible condemnations, and the sublime writings of the Hebrew poets, are the same source for many of their most poignant and impressive resemblances. Isaiah, prophesying the fall of the infant.

“The glory of the kingdom, the supreme beauty of the Chaldeans,” says Long, “the mere mention of this shepherd’s habit deepens the sight of its utter desolation:”

Nor can the Arabs pitch their tents there, nor can the shepherds fold them there.

In conclusion, no one can fail to know how many valuable illustrations inspired the people of Arabia, and how much light can be brought to the different parts of the Bible by the careful service of the customs and institutions of these and neighboring countries.

The learned Michaelis said: “It is by no means necessary to have a special knowledge in order to properly understand the writings of the Old Testament.

For in that book we find the names of nearly three hundred kinds of vegetables, many of which are also drawn from the animal kingdom, and the names of many plants.

Nate’s treasure, the comment of the great biblical scholar, is confirmed by the observation of the wise Burckhardt, to the same effect;

The sacred historians of the children of Israel will never be fully understood as long as we do not know everything about the Arab Bedouins and the countries they migrated and herded.

But the main feature in Arab history. It is that it was the birthplace of the man outside himself, whose artistic zeal brought into his country a new religion, and a rebellion which, in its effect on the destiny of mankind, had no equal in any ancient or There is no comparison in the modern era.

Before the time of their prophets the Arabs do not seem to have ventured beyond their own deserts, neither as a great man nor into,

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Yet their history takes on new interest and their natural energy takes on a new direction. Foreigners have so far taken little interest in them, except for their wealth;

They are cut off from the world, not because of their way of life, but because of the inevitability of their position;

We find them suddenly lifted from their insignificance in the state, and at once assume to others the exalted role of apostle and legislator.

The sword or the Koran are terrible choices of choices they offer their enemies.

Fueled both by a thirst for conquest and a zeal for conversion, their exploits made their names throughout the centuries a terror to the world and made them famous. Indeed, in the political history of mankind, Nothing could be more startling than the sudden and overwhelming revolution that broke out in this obscure corner of the East around the middle of the seventh century.

Originating from the daring but impious pretensions of a man, he had an art of bringing together the scattered and impetuous. When he made his country the conduit for his ambitions, it spread with astonishing speed, and in less than a hundred years it covered more territory than Rome had ever done in its golden lands. owned territory.

Nothing we read about the fabled monarchies of Assyria and Babylon, the expeditions of Cyrus and Alexander, or the vast territories occupied by magnates and Tartars, can compare with Moham’s rule.

Because it embraced all, from the Pillars of Hercules to the limits of China, it encompassed three-quarters of Asia, all of North Africa, and a considerable part of Europe at a given time.

True, the stability of this vast power.