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Mountains of Judea--Showing birthplace of John the Baptist
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Mountains of Judea--Showing birthplace of John the Baptist
Mountains of Judea--Showing birthplace of John the Baptist [Graphic]
St. Louis, 1894.
Bain, Robert E. M
John The Baptist
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25. x 17.8 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Mark, xiii:14.)--In this view we have an excellent picture of the Judean mountains. We get an idea of the sweep of the hills, of the terraces of the mountains. About the center of the picture we see the olive groves, and then in the far distance, rising up from the side of the hill, we see a little village which, according to tradition, was the birthplace of John the Baptist. It was to this village that Mary went to see her cousin Elizabeth, remaining with her six months. Here John the Baptist grew up, and there is a church in his memory there today, called the Church of St. John in the Desert. The character of the place where John the Baptist was born and brought up is in line with the character of that great preacher of repentance. It is solemn and lonely and severe." Copyright year and photographer's name are printed at the bottom of the photograph, along with "Franklin Co Eng-Chi."
Mountains showing some of the terraces on the hillsides
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5527 LVii253CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries