In Brigands’ Hands & Turkish Prisons – Archibald Forder

Archibald Forder [1863-1934], In Brigands' Hands and Turkish Prisons 1914-1918Archibald Forder [1863-1934] was a Pentecostal Missionary in Palestine. He wrote this account of his work there during his internment during World War I in a Turkish prison in Damascus. Eric Nelson Newberg, notes that:

Forder had a deep affection for Arab peoples, especially the Bedouin tribes among whom he itinerated widely. Using St. Catherine’s Monastery as a home base. Forder made many evangelistic forays among the Bedouins encamped in secluded locations of the Sinai. ‘With fondness he remembers, “While drinking our after-supper coffee, I told these people the Old, Old Story, and have reason to believe that some, at least, realized that they were sinners and their only hope was in the Saviour Jesus Christ.” [The Pentecostal Mission in Palestine. Pickwick Publications, 2012. p.55.]

My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing me with a copy to digitise. This title is in the public domain.

Archibald Forder [1863-1934], In Brigands’ Hands and Turkish Prisons 1914-1918. London: Marshall Brothers, Ltd., 1919. Hbk. pp.314. [Click to download entire book in PDF]


  • Preface
  • Foreword
  1. Behind Prison Bars
  2. Waiting For Death
  3. Prison Customs, Life and Doings
  4. Release, Reunion, Re-separation
  5. The Aftermath
  6. Boyhood Days
  7. My Parents
  8. Starting in Life
  9. Off to the Changing Bawdee
  10. The Bawdee, and Some of Its Includes
  11. The People of the Bawdee
  12. Breaking Ground in the Bawdee
  13. Trapped by the Bedouin
  14. Under the Shadow of Death
  15. How Deliverance Came
  16. Some Home Itinerating Experiences
  17. Experiences on the Field
  18. Islam and its Evreyday Requirements and Workings
  19. Life in the Bawdee, How Affected by Islam
  20. Palestine Peasant Life and How Affected by Islam
  21. Hagar in the Wilderness
  22. Ahmenee, a Tragedy of the Bawdee
  23. Love versus Custom, A Story of the Bawdee
  24. Out-schemed by a Woman
  25. Thrice Lost, A Tale of Bawdee Woman Life
  26. Found, But Only to be Lost Again
  27. Looks, Desires, Needs, Possibilities
  28. El-Bawdee

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