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Tombs of Zechariah and St. James
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Tombs of Zechariah and St. James
Tombs of Zechariah and St. James [Graphic]
St. Louis, 1894.
Bain, Robert E. M
Kidron Valley
Tomb Of Zechariah
Tomb Of St. James
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 17.5 cm ( 10 x 6.875 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(II.Chron., xxiv:20, 21.)--'And the Spririt of God came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada, the priest, which stood above the people, and said unto them, Thus saith God, Why transgress ye the commandments of the Lord, that ye cannot prosper? because ye have foresaken the Lord. He hath also forsaken you. And they conspired against him and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of the Lord.' According to the traditions of the Jews, this tomb stands for Zechariah who was stoned in the reign of Joash. It is a cubical, monolithic structure excavated from the natural rock. Christians look upon the tomb as standing for the Zacharias spoken of by our Lord in Saint Matthew, xxiii: 35. The tomb of Saint James is for the apostle by that name who was hurled to death in the valley below the tomb. This tomb is also an excavated chamber in the side of the cliff, having in front a porch supported by two columns and two half columns. The porch is eighteen feet wide by nine feet deep, and is approached by a door and staircase on the north side."
Tombs of St. James and Zechariah in the Kidron Valley
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5490 LVii216CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries