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Title: Measuring Jerusalem: The Palestine Exploration Fund and British Interests in the Holy Land
Author: Moscrop, John James
Publisher: Continuum International Pub Inc; Publication Date: 2000
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780718502201
Volumes: 1; Pages: 256
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Founded in 1865, the Palestine Exploration Fund was for its first twenty years both the principal British exploration society in the Holy Land and a surveying body that was heavily dependent on the Royal Engineers and the War Office. Survey work was closely linked to military interests as well as to biblical, historical, and archaeological research. This is the first independent history of the Fund, covering the period from 1800 to 1914.
Praise for Measuring Jerusalem
"The history of the Palestine Exploration Fund from 1865 to the start of the Great War is of interest because in it can be found the seeds of many of the problems that beset Palestine now. John Moscrop's meticulous and detailed account shows how pious Victorian Englishmen translated their devotion to the text of the Bible into a belief that the land described in it belonged to them in a spiritual sense."--Edward Fox, Journal of Palestine Studies, Autumn 2001