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Abel, Geographie de la Bible 1-11, Paris 1938. D. Baly, The Geography of the Bible, Wakefield Mass. 1957. G. A. Smith, The Historical Geography of the Holy Land, London 1894. Y. Aharoni, The Land of the Bible, London r 966. R. Dussaud, Topographie Historique de la Syrie Antique, Paris 1927. Ed. J. Monson, Historical Geography of the Bible Lands (Atlas). D. Baly, Atlas of the Bible World, 1971. J. Hudson, Physical Geography of Lebanon, Beirut 1969. E. Wirth, Syrien, Darmstadt 1971. Y. Karmon, Israel a Regional Geography, London 1971.

These eastern mountains with their eastern slopes passing into steppe are open to the desert as the west are open to the sea. It is possible to "coast" along this region by semi-desert ways. Moreover the desert interpenetrates the land with inlets in a way the sea does not. A special instance of this interpenetration is the long gulf which reaches up from the South flowing along the Wady Arabah and around the Dead Sea so that the wilderness stands at the foot of Jerusalem in the heart of Palestine.

J. Monson, Historical Geography of the Bible Lands (Atlas). D. Baly, Atlas of the Bible World, 1971. J. Hudson, Physical Geography of Lebanon, Beirut 1969. E. Wirth, Syrien, Darmstadt 1971. Y. Karmon, Israel a Regional Geography, London 1971. E. Orni & E. Efrat, Geography of Israel, Jerusalem 1964. L. Picard, Structure and Evolution of Palestine, Jerusalem 1959. F. Bender, Geologie von Jordanien, Berlin 1968. R. Wolfort, Geologie von Syrien und den Libanon, Berlin 1967. Dov Nir, Geomorphologie d'Israel, Paris 1975.

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