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Mill on Jerusalem Road, Damascus--The Trading point of the Hauran where Job lived
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Mill on Jerusalem Road, Damascus--The Trading point of the Hauran where Job lived
Title:
Mill on Jerusalem Road, Damascus--The Trading point of the Hauran where Job lived [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Mills
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 18 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Job. xvi:I.)--The traditions of the Arabs, which make the Hauran in the neighborhood of Damascus, the home of Job, are not to be despised. In no part of the world have the native races undergone so little change as in this region. To this very day the descendants of the cotemporaries [sic] of Job, and perhaps his own, live on the same plains once occupied by their ancestors. This gives to the tradition that fixed the home of Job in the Hauran a very different value from what it would have in a country where the people were continually changing. Chrysostom, speaking of pilgrimages in his day, said : 'Many pilgrims come from the ends of the earth to Arabia in order to seek for the dung hill on which Job lay, and with rapture to kiss the ground where he suffered.' We give as illustrating this traditional history concerning the land of Uz a picture of the mill on the Jerusalem Road at Damascus." "Vol. 2" and "H" are printed beneath the text. Copyright year and photographer's name are printed at the bottom of the photograph
A mill and a river
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5563 LVii289CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries