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Church of St. John in the Desert
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Church of St. John in the Desert
Church of St. John in the Desert [Graphic]
St. Louis, 1894.
Bain, Robert E. M
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 18 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Luke, i:5.)--The Church of St. John is built over the exact spot where it is supposed once stood the house in which lived Zachariah and Elizabeth. This is at Ain Karim. We have a distant view of this village from the Jerusalem road lying indistinct in the midst of the Judean mountains. Now we are on the very spot that is sacred to the memory of Elizabeth and Zachariah and John the Baptist. This church was built by the affection and piety of the saints of the early ages. For hundreds of years monks and priests and unworldly Christians found pleasure in living in the neighborhood of this sacred place. It is about nine miles from Jerusalem. Here Mary came from Nazareth and spent six months with her cousin Elizabeth." "K" is printed beneath the description. See 5403BAI/LVii129CAJS (Voyager # 362270)
Ruins of a stone church; at bottom right is a stone archway with a cross on top
CAJS Image Collection LVi BAI 5211 LVi129CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries