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Nablous--Where Jacob hid the earrings
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Nablous--Where Jacob hid the earrings
Nablous--Where Jacob hid the earrings [Graphic]
St. Louis, 1894.
Bain, Robert E. M
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 18.1 cm ( 10 x 7.125 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Genesis, xxxv:4.)--"And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand and all their earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.' Nablous is the modern name of Shechem. It is now a thrifty, well kept Eastern city with a population of about 20,000, of which 160 are Samaritans, 600 are Christians, 200 are Jews, and the rest Mohammedans. The principal structures of the city are mosques. The only Samaritans in the world live here near their sacred mountain, where they continue to worship as they did when the woman of Samaria talked with our Savior at Jacob's well. There is a Samaritan synagogue here, where is kept what is said to be the oldest copy of the Bible in the world. The whole country in the neighborhood of Shechem or Nablous is historic." See 5204BAI/LVi122CAJS (Voyager # 359191)
Panoramic view of the city of Nablus
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5396 LVii122CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries