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Pillars of Ahab, Samaria
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Pillars of Ahab, Samaria
Pillars of Ahab, Samaria [Graphic]
St. Louis, 1894.
Bain, Robert E. M
Pillars Of Ahab
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: "(John, v:43.)--In going from Jacob's well at Shechem into Galilee, Christ would pass northward by Samaria, which is about seven miles from Shechem. There is no good reason why the columns in this picture should be called the 'Pillars of Ahab,' only on the account that Samaria was for a long time the capital of Ahab. These columns were really placed here by Herod in honor of Augustus, and in the days of our Savior this was doubtless a very important city. It is upon an eligible and beautiful location upon a prominence round as a sugar-loaf, from the top of which one gets a sight of the great Jezreel plains and the Mediterranean Sea in the distance. The hill Samaria, upon which the city once stood, is very fertile, and is now cultivated in wheat. The day upon which this picture was taken, our dragoman led us around the city, and the wheat was so high as to be as tall in some places as the tops of our heads while we were upon our horses." See 5267BAI/LVi185CAJS (Voyager # 360137)
A long row of pillars and stones beside a small road/path
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5459 LVii185CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries