Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Genesis, xlvi:29, 30.)--'And Joseph made ready
his chariot, and went up to meet Israel, his father, and presented himself unto him; and he fell on his neck, and wept on
his neck a good while. And Israel said unto Jospeh, Now let me die since I have seen thy face, because thou art yet alive.'
We give the view of the Spring of the Virgin because it is in the neighborhood where Joseph lived and where his father met
him. The water in this region is such as has percolated through the soil from the Nile. Eber says that this spring is mentioned
in records of the highest antiquity. It was believed for centuries that the balsam shrub could thrive here and nowhere else.
This spot has come to be dear to the human race because the holy family sojourned here during their stay in Egypt, and because
of its connection with Moses and Joseph." See 5306BAI/LVii32CAJS (Voyager # 360976)
A man stands by a water wheel and a ditch leading to a pool; a cow is at the left