Earthquake in 1837 in Lubya. 143 reported dead: source: Scholar Edward Robinson

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Edward Robinson (April 10, 1794 – January 27, 1863) is Founder of Modern Palestinology, an American biblical scholar. Robinson traveled to Palestine in 1838 in the company of Rev. Eli Smith. He published Biblical Researches in Palestine in 1841, for which he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Geographical Society in 1842.[1] He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1847.[4]