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A Woman of Samaria--In the Ancient Capital of Israel
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A Woman of Samaria--In the Ancient Capital of Israel
A Woman of Samaria--In the Ancient Capital of Israel [Graphic]
St. Louis, 1894.
Bain, Robert E. M
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.3 x 17.8 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(I.Chronicles, vi:67.)--'And they gave unto them, of the cities of refuge, Shechem in Mount Ephraim with her suburbs.' Upon one of the hills in the neighborhood of Shechem, this picture of a Woman of Samaria was taken. The Samaritans have always lived in this region, and their central place of worship is Mount Gerizim, which overlooks the city. Shechem is mentioned during the exile in Jeremiah, xli: 5, and after the exile, though Samaria had been the previous capital of the country (Ezra, iv: 10) at the building of the new temple on Gerizim, Shechem, which was hard by, was made by Manasseh, probably before the time of Alexander the Great, the chief center of Samaritan worship. After this the Samaritans were the objects of Jewish scorn. Josephus says that John Hyrcanus destroyed the temple on Gerizim 129 years B.C. after it had stood 200 years." Copyright year and photographer's name are printed at the bottom of the photograph, along with "Franklin Co Eng-Chi." See 5236BAI/LVi154CAJS (Voyager # 359675)
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CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5428 LVii154CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries