Excerpt from A Scripture Gazetteer, or Geographical and Historical Dictionary of Places and People, Mentioned in the Bible: With Maps; Tables of Time, Weights, Measures, and Money; And a Copious Chronological Table The following work, then, owes its commencement, above seven years since, to a separation by sickness on the part of the author from the duties of an arduous profession, which it appeared for some time doubtful whether he should be ever able to resume. Nothing, per haps, in such a situation, conduces more to recovery than a totaliv preface. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.