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Nazareth from the Esplanade of the English Orphanage--The town of Our Savior's boyhood seen from an institution his life created
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Nazareth from the Esplanade of the English Orphanage--The town of Our Savior's boyhood seen from an institution his life created
Title:
Nazareth from the Esplanade of the English Orphanage--The town of Our Savior's boyhood seen from an institution his life created [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 17 cm ( 10 x 6.75 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Luke, ii:51.)--'And he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.' Some centuries after the ascension of our Lord, Nazareth became a place of great importance in the Christian Church. During the Crusades it was given to Tancred as a reward for his valor in winning Tiberias from Saracens. Tancred established a church at Nazareth and enriched it with a large endowment. Nazareth, which thus began to be celebrated because of the wealth of its church, became a metropolitan See. After the victory of Saladin in 1187, gained at the Horns of Hattin, Nazareth was reduced to great poverty. Saracen troops entered the church of the Virgin and butchered the Christians who had sought refuge there. King Louis of France is said to have visited Nazareth in 1250. At the beginning of last century the Christian population of Nazareth was greatly increased. There is a charm about the place now that no language can describe. Every rock and hill and tree glows with associations connected with the name of Jesus. There are now far more Christians here than Mahometans." See 5277BAI/LVii3CAJS (Voyager # 360728)
Nazareth and the surrounding area as seen from the hill
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVi BAI 5085 LVi3CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries