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Bridge over the Jordan--Near where the Israelites worshiped the Egyptian calf
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Bridge over the Jordan--Near where the Israelites worshiped the Egyptian calf
Title:
Bridge over the Jordan--Near where the Israelites worshiped the Egyptian calf [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Bridges
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 17.8 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Jeremiah, xlix:19.)--'Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan against the habitation of the strong.' This bridge is over the Hasbeiya branch of the Jordan. The bridge is said to date to the time of the Romans, but it is thought to belong to a later date. It has a very solid look and is in need of repairs, but one peculiarity of the Turk is that nothing with which he has to do is ever repaired. The rock-paved roadway you see coming down to the bridge is the road along which we pass from the plain of Huleh to Cæsarea Philippi. This is a wild and picturesque place, and the river underneath is fitly represented by Jeremiah in the sentence 'the swelling of the Jordan.' The Jordan here dashes down the steep descent, covering the shrubbery on the banks with its spray. It passes in a channel nearly 200 feet deep." See 5271BAI/LVi189CAJS (Voyager # 360559)
Arched bridge of stone and the Jordan River
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5463 LVii189CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries