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Our Camp--Khan Jubb Yusef
Title:
Our Camp--Khan Jubb Yusef [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Travel
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 17.8 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Notes:
Photograph is printed in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(John, ii:12.)--'After this he went down to Capernaum, he and his mother, and his brethren and his disciples, and they continued there not many days.' The artist and the writer left Capernaum about 12 o'clock, noon, and reached this place about half-past two. We passed over between Capernaum and Khan Jubb Yusef, the roughest road, perhaps, on earth. Our dragoman said it was called the devil's backbone. Yet it is the old caravan road from Egypt to Damascus, and has been traveled in all ages. On the last ridge, just before we reach Khan Jubb Yusef, we had out last glimpse of the Sea of Galilee and our first full view of Mount Hermon. Khan Jubb Yusef means the Inn of Joseph's Well, for there is a tradition among the Mohammedans that here Joseph's brethren threw him into the well. There is no doubt but that our Savior often retired into these wild and lonely regions for meditation and prayer." See 5262BAI/LVi180CAJS (Voyager # 360122)
Three tents in a field with a hill in the background
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5454 LVii180CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries