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M.Besant E.Walter
Jerusalem, the city of Herod and Saladin


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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M.Besant E.Walter
Jerusalem, the city of Herod and Saladin
page 427

the Muslim pilgrims' devotion. The present dome was erected in the year 597, on the site of an older one which had fallen into ruins, by a certain governor of Jerusalem named Ez Zanjeli. The Macâm en Nebi, or "Prophet's Standpoint," is celebrated from its connection with the same event. It is now occupied by an elegant pulpit of white sculptured marble. • At the end of the Haram Area, on the eastern side, is a spot known as Suk el Ma'rifah (Market of Knowledge), behind the praying place of David. The tradition attaching to this spot is, that when any of the ancient Jewish occupants of the city had committed any sin, he wrote up over the door of his own house a notice of the fact, and came to the Market of Knowledge to pray for forgiveness. If he obtained his request he found the written confession obliterated from his door, but if the writing still remained the poor Jew was rigorously cut off from all communication with his kind until the miraculous signature of pardon was accorded him. A little lower down on the same side is a small apartment containing an ancient marble niche, resembling in shape the ordinary Mohammedan mihrab ; this is usually known as ''Mehd 'Eisa or " Jesus' Cradle," although some of the Muslim doctors, with greater regard for the antiquarian unities, call it "Mary's Prayer-niche." The pilgrim enters the place with reverence, and repeats the Surat Miryam, a chapter of the Coran which gives the Mohammedan account of the birth and ministry of our Lord. . By the Jami' en Nisa, or " Woman's Mosque," forming part of the Jâmi' el Aksa, is a well, on the left of the great entrance, called Bir el Warakah or " Well of the Leaf." The story goes that during the caliphate of 'Omar a man of the Beni Temim, named Sherik ibn Haiyan, dropped his bucket into this well, and climbing down to fetch it up found a door, into which he entered. Great was his

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