Customs and Traditions of Palestine, Illustrating the Manners of the Ancient Hebrews, Ermete Pierotti, 1864.
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OF THE DOMESTIC ANIMALS.
The Ass, and its uses, 2. Clipped ears, 4. The Ass with the Hebrews, 6.
Legends, 7. The Pig, its flesh useful, 9. The Pig in modern and
ancient times, 10. The Dog, 12. Canine republics, 12. The Mule,
15. Legends, 16. The Camel, and its habits, 17. Sometimes re-
vengeful and vicious, anecdotes, 19. Used by the Hebrews and by
the Arabs, 20. The Horse, the Arab's friend, 23. Blood-horses,
24. Their treatment, docility, and sagacity, 25. Mode of sales, 28.
The Horse used by the Hebrews, 31.
ANIMALS NOT DOMESTICATED.
The Crocodile, traditions of its occurrence in Palestine, 33. Search for
Crocodiles in the Zerka, 36. The Hyæna, 39. Superstitions about
it, 39. The chase, 41. Use of the carcass, 42. The Wild Boar, 42.
The Jackal, its habits, 43. Anecdote, 44. Serpents, 46. Manner
of cooking them, 46. Anecdotes of serpents in Jerusalem, 47.
Venomous serpents, 48. Modes of curing their bite, 49. Serpent-
worshippers and charmers, 49. Bees, honey, and milk, 50. Abund-
ant in former times, 51. Honey still abundant in places, 53. Grass-
hoppers and locusts, eaten for food, 54. Anecdote of Latin priest,
55. Locust-bread, 55. Ravages of locusts, 55. The locusts' enemy,
56. Flies, &c., 57. Palestine infested in old times, and at the pre-
sent day, 57. Roger's account of the Bargash, 58. Other pests of
CERTAIN ARAB LEGENDS, AND INCIDENTS
CONNECTED WITH THE BIBLE.
Arab Legends, 61. The wolves of Kebab and the foxes of Samson, 62.
The threshing-floor of Joshua the Bethshemite, 63. Imam Aaly,
64. The Tomb of Moses, 67. Author's device for obtaining admis-
sion, 69. The Ramadhan kept by our Saviour, 70. The Green Pro-
phet, or the Prophet Elias, 72. The Monument of Absalom, 74.
Right of the Jews to the keys of Jerusalem, 75. The Ark of Noah,
77. The Melon field of Elias, 79. The field of Chick-peas, 79. The
Olives of Sodom, 79. The Salt of Abraham's pool, 80. The Crea-
tion of man (Campus Damascenus), 80. Legend of Adam and Eve,
81. The Dead Sea and the Statue of Salt, 81. The East Wind,
82. Showers of Salt, 83. Experiment made by the Author, 84.
De Sauley's Explanation of the death of Lot's wife, 85. Patristic
testimony to the Column of Salt, 85. Legend of the Temple of the
CUSTOMS AND HABITS COMMON TO THE ARABS
WITH THE ANCIENT JEWS, ILLUSTRATED
Customs common to Hebrews and Arabs, Bakhshîsh, 88. The Missionary
and his congregation, 88. Disputants, 89. The Wounded Arab and
his Brother, 90. The Labourer's tools, 91. Excuses for asking
Bakhshish, 90. Bakhshish among the Hebrews, 91. The Inns in
the Villages, 92. Names, how given, 95. Heaps of stones, 95. The
Poor, 96. Among the Hebrews and in Palestine, 97. Mohamme-
dan charities, 99. Anecdote of Abu-Ghûsh, 99. Wakuff, 101. Pecula-
tions of the managers, 101. Hebrew Wakuff, 102. Buried money,
103. The Mohammedan Effendis and the Hebrew Elders, 104. The
rapacity of the Effendis, 107. Their devices for extorting gifts, 108.
A Khadi and an Effendi cheated by a Greek Catholic, 110. The
Santons in Palestine, their characters and pretensions, 112. Pro-
phetic powers of the Santon of the Mosque of the Ascension, 113,
and of a Santon of Ascalon, 114. Resemblance to the Prophets,
and Dead Sea, 119. Anecdote of an American expedition, 120.
115. Santon Daûd, 115. His funeral, 116. Journey to the Jordan
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