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Government Cafe, Damascus--The city where Ben-Hadadad lived, to whom Asa sent the gold and silver that were in the house of the Lord
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Government Cafe, Damascus--The city where Ben-Hadadad lived, to whom Asa sent the gold and silver that were in the house of the Lord
Title:
Government Cafe, Damascus--The city where Ben-Hadadad lived, to whom Asa sent the gold and silver that were in the house of the Lord [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Coffeehouses
Government Cafe
Coffee Garden
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 17.2 cm ( 10 x 6.875 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(I. Kings, xv:18.)--'Then Asa took all the silver and the gold that were left in the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the treasures of the king's house, and delivered them into the hands of his servants: and King Asa sent them to Ben-hadad, the son of Tabrimon, the son of Hezion, king of Syria, that dwelt in Damascus.' Ben-hadad was the name which several of the princes of Damascus bore, as Pharaoh was the name of the kings of Egypt. Damascus is the oldest city in the world. Shakespeare refers to the story that the murder of Abel took place here in King Henry VI: 'Winchester:--'Nay, stand thou back, I will not budge a foot; This be Damascus, be thou cursed king To slay thy brother Abel, if thou wilt.' This city was founded before Balbek and Palmyra. It is in the midst of a desert and the Abana river is its life. The government cafe is simply one of the many coffee gardens of the city."
Rectangualar-shaped building with columns, a balcony and a porch; a road runs along the banks of the Abana River
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5561 LVii287CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries