Biblical Researches in Palestine and The Adjacent Regions; A Journal of Travels in the Years 1838 & 1852. THREE VOLUMES.

Robinson, Edward, Eli Smith & Others.

Book ID: 10271


8vo. Volume I: xxx, 614 pp., 1 large folding map at rear / Volume II: xiv, 600 pp., 1 large folding map at rear / Volume III: xxiii, [1], 664 pp., 1 large folding map at rear, half-titles, contemporary full calf, lightly rubbed at spine, all edges gilt, title gilt on raised spine in six compartments, coat of arms by Duke de Luynes, marbled endpapers, index, appendices, book plate of Dampierre verso front covers, occasional foxing, otherwise set in very good condition, second edition with new maps & plans, John Murray, London, 1856.


Robinson was a professor of Biblical literature at Andover and, in 1831, founded the American Biblical Repository. Between March to July 1838 he travelled through the Holy Land with Eli Smith, an American missionary living in Beirut. Later in 1852 he made another journey to the Holy Land. The results of these two journeys were immense in producing the first detailed description of the physical and historical geography of the Holy Land. He used a philological and linguistic theory to decipher Arabic place names.
Robinson’s work was to influence the thought of nineteenth and many twentieth century Protestant scholars. Through his “Biblical Researches…” he established his reputation as one of the foremost geographers and Biblical scholars of his time.
Bibliographic references: Rohricht 1887; Tobler p162.

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