The Reverend Prof. George Jones (1800-1870) was a minister of the Episcopal Church, US Navy chaplain, academic, and writer. He is remembered as the first chaplain and head of English studies at the United States Naval Academy and for his participation in the landmark 1852-54 expedition to Japan under the command of Commodore Matthew Perry. In common with other shipboard chaplains of the era, he was responsible for the academic training of midshipmen in his charge and, with a lifelong involvement in naval education, Jones made written recommendations to the Secretary of the Navy in 1839 to establish a more formalized officer training program. His appointment as the first head of English and chaplain of the newly opened Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1845 and 1851 respectively was a recognition of his public advocacy on this topic. In this work published in 1836 he gives an account of a visit to Egypt and Syria undertaken in 1834 which includes 'an attempt to discriminate between truth and error in regard to the sacred places of the Holy City (Jerusalem)'. Illustrated with two diagrams.