By Nancy L. Stockdale
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I. )12 Egerton’s quote is remarkable because it powerfully embodied several traits of English women’s writing on Palestine in the late Ottoman period. Perhaps most importantly, biblical citations became evidence to legitimate Egerton’s interpretation of what she saw in the landscape. That it was “desolate” and “depopulated” was the result not of social, political, or economic factors, but rather of the rejection by its inhabitants of the Christian message. In the eyes of women such as Egerton, this was a problem that needed correction.
Also traveling to the city in the 1920s, Mason presented to her readers a Jaffa Gate and its environs that were entirely ancient: As we reach the city of Zion, it is a pleasant sight to watch the passersby. . Costumes of all designs and colours meet our eye; but the long, white garments with red girdles remind us of the ancient days, when Jesus dwelt amongst men. Women dress in like manner to Martha and Mary, adorned with bracelets, necklaces and many-coloured gowns, long and graceful, as they tread slippery stones of a narrow ancient street like David Street, which leads to the busy throng.
Many visitors to Bethlehem, the adopted home of Ruth, found striking parallels between the contemporary women living in the town and the ancient heroine. For example, Frances Schor described a view of Bethlehem in relation to the story of Ruth and Boaz:22 I want you first of all to look at those fields down there to your right, for they are called the fields of Boaz. And you think of the story of Ruth, who went gleaning, most likely in those very fields. But you would like to see what Ruth looked like, wouldn’t you?
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