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Road from Beyrout to Damascus--In King David's Dominions
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Road from Beyrout to Damascus--In King David's Dominions
Road from Beyrout to Damascus--In King David's Dominions [Graphic]
St. Louis, 1894.
Bain, Robert E. M
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 17.7 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(II. Samuel, viii:8.)--'And from Betah, and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, King David took exceeding much brass.' Dr. William M. Thompson thinks that the Berothai of II. Samuel, viii:8 is possibly Beyrout. This he supposes because Hadadezer was either King of Damascus or in close alliance with it, and thus that Beyrout may have been the seaport of Damascus as it is to-day, and that after David had conquered Damascus he might have crossed over Lebanon to her seaport where he collected exceeding much brass. The view we give above is on the road between Beyrout and Damascus. We get a view of a little spur of the Lebanon mountains of which Isaiah speaks as follows: 'Lebanon is ashamed and hewn down.' 'The high ones of stature shall be hewn down.' 'Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.' (Isaiah xxxiii:9; x:33,34.) And of which Ezekiel speaks as follows: 'Upon the mountains and in all the valleys his branches are fallen.' --(Ezekiel, xxxi:12.)"
A road and a bridge; a mountain is in the background; there appears to be an electric/telephone line
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5548 LVii274CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries