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Caravan or caravans may refer to:



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  • Caravanim, a trailer-type, pre-fab facility used as a living space, classroom, synagogue, or community center in Israel
  • Caravan (publishing), an Iranian Publishing House
  • Camel Caravan (1933-1954), radio show sponsored by Camel cigarettes
  • Caravanserai, a roadside inn catering to caravans

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The Caravan
by Clark Ashton Smith

My dreams are like a caravan that departed long ago, with tumult of intrepid banners and spears, and the clamour of bugles and brave, adventurous songs, to seek the horizons of perilous, unknown, barbaric lands and kingdoms immense and vaguely rumoured, with cities beautiful and opulent as the cities of Paradise, and deep, Edenic vales of palm and cinnamon and myrrh, lying beneath skies of primeval azure silence. For traffic in the realms of mystery and wonder, in the marts of scarce-imaginable cities, and metropoli a million leagues away, on the last horizon of romance, my dreams departed, as a caravan with its laden camels. Since then, the years are many, the days have flown as the flocks of southering swallow; unnumbered moons have multiplied in fugitive silver, uncounted suns in irretainable gold. But, alas, the caravan has not returned. Have the swirling sands engulfed them, on a noon of storm when the desert rose like the sea, and rolled its tawny billows on the walled gardens of the green and fragrant lands? Or perished they, devoured by the crimsom demons of thirst, and the ghouls and vultures? Or live they still, as captives in alien dungeons not to be ascertained, or held by a wizard spell in palaces demon-built, and cities baroque and splendid as the cities in a tale from the Thousand and One Nights?

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A convoy of travelers or merchandise. As the commerce of the Israelites was chiefly inland trade, products from regions that were not contiguous were exchanged by means of caravans ("orḥah"). The most important highways connecting Asia with Africa, and the far East with Europe, traversed or touched Palestine; and along these highways the great caravans passed through the country. They were not, however, roads in the modern sense of the word, but beaten paths, as they still are to-day, little better than trails and impassable for vehicles. Hence the camel was the chief medium for transportation, as it still is the invaluable beast of burden of those regions, marching day after day from twelve to fourteen hours with a burden of three or four hundred pounds, and thus far surpassing the best horse in its capacity for work.

The Israelites took little part in this trading by caravan, for the commerce of the country itself lay chiefly in the hands of the Phenicians and Canaanites; while the extensive trade between the East and the Mediterranean and Egypt was carried on by the tribes of the desert, who made this their business, as they in part still do. Thus it was a Midianite caravan -- according to another source, an Ishmaelite -- that, coming from the land east of the Jordan, carried Joseph to Egypt (Gen 37:25ff). The Dedanim -- the inhabitants of the land of Teman and of Sheba -- are also mentioned as leaders of caravans (Isa 21:13, Isa 60:6; Job 6:19). It seems that the kings of Israel levied, at least at times, a toll upon these caravans passing through their country (1 Kg 10:15). See also Commerce.

This entry includes text from the Jewish Encyclopedia, 1906.
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