The second part to Bonar’s travelogue of his journey to the far east, The Land of Promise describes his travels from Beersheba to the lands of Palestine. Written in journal form, these exciting entries show “that Palestine bears to be often visited, and can afford to be spoken of for the hundredth time without yielding less to one that come after.”
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This volume narrates the author’s journey from the southern part of Judea, skirting the desert, to Hebron, Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, the Sea of Galilee, the sources of the Jordan, and finally the cities on the Mediterranean coast from Sidon to Jaffa. The story is vivacious, the description of scenery graphic.
—The Theological and Literary Journal
Horatius Bonar was born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, in a family with a long history of ministry in the Church of Scotland. After graduating from the University of Edinburgh in 1838 (where he studied under Dr. Thomas Chalmers), Bonar was ordained and became pastor of the North Parish, Kelso, where he remained for 28 years. He joined the Free Church of Scotland after “the Great Disruption” of 1843, and in 1853 he earned a doctor of divinity degree from the University of Aberdeen. In 1867, he took over ministry duties at Chalmers Memorial Church in Edinburgh, and in 1883 he was elected Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. A prolific author, he wrote and edited numerous books, biographies, articles, poems, tracts, and over 600 hymns. Horatius Bonar died on May 31, 1889.