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The Oak of Mamre; Abraham's Oak--where Abraham pitched his tent and built an altar
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The Oak of Mamre; Abraham's Oak--where Abraham pitched his tent and built an altar
Title:
The Oak of Mamre; Abraham's Oak--where Abraham pitched his tent and built an altar [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Oak Of Mamre (Hebron)
Abraham's Oak (Hebron)
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.3 x 23 cm ( 8 x 9 in).
Notes:
Photograph is printed in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Genesis, xxiii: 20.)--Abraham lived in Hebron, and buried there Sarah, his wife, in the cave of the field of Machpelah, before Mamre. The garden in which this oak stands belongs to the missions, who have here built a hospital for pilgrims. The drive to the famous oak, through the beautiful and extensive vineyards lying north and west of Hebron, is very charming. This oak of Abraham was revered as far back as the 16th century and is undoubtedly of great age. It is a fine old evergreen tree measuring 26 feet in girt, while its thick branches extend over an area 96 feet in diameter. The location is near the head of Wady Sebta, and there is a fine old well of sweet water just behind it. The Jews of Hebron hold picnics here, upon the soft grass that is allowed to grow beneath this old oak of Father Abraham." See 5345BAI/LVii71CAJS (Voyager # 361712)
A man stands beneath a leafless tree which is surrounded by a circular stone wall
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVi BAI 5153 LVi71CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries