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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Ummah (2)

is probably the present Alma esh-Shaub, two and a half miles south-east of en-Nakuerah (near the promontory of the same name), described in the Memoirs to the Ordnance Survey, 1:150, as "A large Christian village, containing about five hundred inhabitants. The houses are clean and well built. There are two chapels, and the place seems increasing in size. It is situated on a ridge, with figs, olives, pomegranates, and arable land around. To the east and north the land is covered with brushwood. There is a spring within reach, and about thirty rock-cut cisterns in the village."

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Ummah (2)'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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