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Dam at Dummar, Damascus--The city Conquered and Garrisoned by David
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Dam at Dummar, Damascus--The city Conquered and Garrisoned by David
Title:
Dam at Dummar, Damascus--The city Conquered and Garrisoned by David [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Dams
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 17.5 cm ( 10 x 6.875 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(I. Chron., xviii:5-6.)--'And when the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadarezer, king of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and twenty thousand men. Then David put garrisons in Syria-Damascus; and the Syrians became David's servants, and brought gifts. Thus the Lord preserved David whithersoever he went.' Damascus, we see by the above Scripture, was once in the kingdom of David. Here we notice that David placed a garrison. Many years after the time of David, we are told by Ezekiel, that Damascus was a merchant of Tyre in the multitude of the wares and in the multitude of the riches which it brought to Tyre. In the times of Ezekiel Tyre was the port of Damascus, but the present port is Beyrout. Alexander the Great was sent by Parmenio to take this city. The above illustraton is of a dam across the Abana river at Dummar, which is a village in the suburbs of Damascus."
The Abana river, showing a dam, a platform which cantilevers out above the river and fence of saplings
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5550 LVii276CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries