Burchard of Mt. Sion, Description of the Holy Land 13.12
TextTransivi tutam terram illam usque Cappadociam et Seleuciam maritimam, et inde navigavi Cyprum et perambulavi pro magna parte regionem. Inde navigavi in Syriam et veni Tyrum, et post dies aliquot inde navigans per littus Palestine seu Philistiim pertransivi Caypham, montem Carmelum, Doram, Cesaream Palestine, Antipatridam, Ioppen, Iamniam, Accaron, Azotum, Ascalonem, Gazam, desertum totum arenosum usque ad ostia Nili fluminis. Inde veni Damiatam, que antiquitus Memphis dicitur. Hec est terra Yesse, in quo olim filii Israel morabantur, Pharaoni in luto et latere servientes. In hac eciam postea lapidatus est Ieremias. Benedictus sit Deus et Sanctus Matheus! Amen.
Textual NoteEd. Laurent 1873
TranslationΙ have passed over the whole of this land as far as Cappadocia and Seleucia Maritima, and from there sailed to Cyprus, and wandered over the greater part of that region. From there Ι sailed to Syria and came to Tyre, and after a few days, sailing along the coast of Palestine or Philistiim, Ι passed by Caypha, Mount Carmel, Dora, Caesarea Palestinae, Antipatris, Ioppe, Iamnia, Accaron, Azotus, Ascalon, Gaza, and the whole sand desert up to the mouth of the Nile River. From there Ι came to Damiata, which in ancient times was called Memphis. This is the land of Jesse, where the Children of Israel once stayed, slaves to the Pharaoh “in mortar and brick”. In this land also Jeremiah was later stoned. Blessed be God and St. Matthew! Amen.Caesarea Palestinae, as well as over the entire Mount Ephraim as far as Ramathaim Zophim, and to Carmel by the sea near Acre. It abounds with springs, gardens, olive groves, and all the good things that an honest man requires.
Translation NoteAdapted from Pringle 2018
- 1 Burchard of Mt. Sion, Burchardi de Monte Sion descriptio terrae sanctae,Burchardi de Monte Sion descriptio terrae sanctae, in Peregrinatores Medii Aevi Quatuor: Burchardus de Monte Sion, Ricoldus de Monte Crucis, Odoricus de Foro Julii, Wilbrandus de Oldenborg… Editio Secunda accessit Mag. Thietmari PeregrinatioPeregrinatores Medii Aevi Quatuor: Burchardus de Monte Sion, Ricoldus de Monte Crucis, Odoricus de Foro Julii, Wilbrandus de Oldenborg… Editio Secunda accessit Mag. Thietmari Peregrinatio, ed. J. M. C. Laurent, 2nd ed. (Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs, 1873), 1–100, ch: 13.12, p: 93-94.
- 2 Burchard of Mt. Sion, Burchard of Mt. Sion OP: Description of the Holy Land (1274-85),Burchard of Mt. Sion OP: Description of the Holy Land (1274-85), in Pilgrimage to Jerusalem and the Holy Land, 1187-1291Pilgrimage to Jerusalem and the Holy Land, 1187-1291, trans. Denys Pringle, Crusade Texts in Translation 23 (London: Routledge, 2018), 241–320, ch: 13.2, p: 319-320.
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Bibliography:Joseph L. Rife, “Burchard of Mt. Sion, Description of the Holy Land 13.12.” In Caesarea Maritima: A Collection of Testimonia, edited by Joseph L. Rife and Phillip I. Lieberman., edited by Joseph L. Rife et al.. Caesarea City and Port Exploration Project, 2021. Entry published June 14, 2021. https://caesarea-maritima.org/testimonia/205.
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