Ha'aretz, by Eliyahu Sapir, Kohelet Publishing, Jaffa 1911 - Early publication about the Jewish and Arab settlements in Eretz Israel and the origin of their names - The first detailed geographical list printed in Eretz Israel.
The author brings in his essay, a detailed list of all the places, cities and villages, as well as the natural geographical places, mountains and valleys, and streams, mentioned in ancient literature: the scriptures, the Talmud and the Midrashim, as well as those mentioned in the Hasmonean and Josephus books which correspond to the names by which they were read at the time of writing the book. In the second part, the author gives the names of all the cities and villages and geographical places that do not have an ancient name and are not mentioned in ancient sources, including settlements with Arab names - those passed down from generation to generation, along with names determined or changed by Arabs who came to Eretz Israel in different periods.
Eliyahu ben Binyamin-Ze'ev Halevi Sapir [1869 - 1911] was the director of the main branch of the Anglo-Palestine Bank in Eretz Israel in Jaffa. Sapir was a resident of the Petah Tikva colony and was an educator at its first school - in a building known to this day as the "Pika House" in the city center. He volunteered to write the Arabic and Turkish correspondence of the colony. Thanks to his expertise, tens of thousands of dunams were redeemed. He researched the Land of Israel and its surroundings and published many articles on nature and the land. In addition to his book "Haaretz", he also wrote in Avraham Lunz's "Eretz-Israel Tablets" and in the "Jerusalem" kovetz.
XXII, 163 p. Stains. Good condition.