It may be added that a further tradition asserts that Urfa was the home of Job.
The inhabitants of Urfa lined the streets and waved and cheered lustily.
He hired 600 mules for the women, to convey them to Urfa, at the rate of three liras a head.
A hard, broad, high-road runs ostentatiously some miles out of Urfa on the side which we were approaching.
A short distance within the hills our track struck the great metalled road that runs from Birijik to Urfa.
Urfa lies just at the foot of the hills, half enclosed by two bold limestone promontories.
He came to Urfa in search of an eligible hermitage, and encountered there (so says the legend) a damsel with roguish eyes.
So Rabban Ephrem settled down at Urfa, probably in one of the rock-cut cells in the hill fronting the castle.
The Syrian revolt was quelled, and Urfa surrendered to the sultan.
These sides are further protected by a moat cut in the solid rock, but neither so deep nor so wide as the giant moat at Urfa.