who was to change the face and heart of the world, lived out
his human life in a very small country. The traveler to
Palestine, accustomed subconsciously to magnify everything
connected with Jesus, is astonished to find how short are
the distances and how insignificant the towns.
Capernaum and Nazareth are not more than a day's journey
apart, the distance from Jericho to Jerusalem is barely
thirty miles. A motor car can easily cross Palestine from
north to south in a day's journey, an airplane can fly from
east to west in a quarter of an hour.
This small compartment of the world, whose renown eclipses
the magnitude of continents, is barely the size of the
province of Brittany in France."
"Jesus And His Times" Translated from the French by Ruby
Miller (New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., INC, 1954) pp.