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Church of St. John in the Desert
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Bain, Robert E. M
Church of St. John in the Desert [Graphic]
Translated Title:
Earthly Footsteps of The Man of Galilee Being Three Hundred and Eighty-Four Original Photographic Views and Descriptions of the Places Connected with the Earthly Life of Our Lord and His Apostles Traced with Note Book and Camera showing where Christ was born, brought up, baptized, tempted, transfigured and crucified, together with the scenes of his prayers, tears, miracles and sermons, and also places made sacred by the labors of his apostles, from Jerusalem to Rome by Bishop John H. Vincent, D.D., LL.D., Rev. James W. Lee, D.D., and R.E.M. Bain. London: A.M. Gardner & Co., Limited.
St. Louis, 1894.
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
Scanning Notes:
Classification ID:
CAJS Image Collection LVi BAI 5211 LVi129CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Geographical Location:
Ein Kerim

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Year: 1894
Creator: Bain, Robert E. M
Physical description: photograph
Title: Church of St. John in the Desert