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View of Bethlehem
View of Bethlehem [Graphic]
St. Louis, 1894.
Bain, Robert E. M
Church Of The Nativity (Bethlehem)
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.3 x 17.7 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Matthew, ii: 1.)--Six miles south of Jerusalem is Bethlehem. When Jesus was born here, in the days of Herod the king, it was only a village. Its history dates back to the time of Jacob, who buried his wife Rachel near this place. Bethlehem was the home of Boaz, who married Ruth, and whose son was Obed, and whose grandson was Jesse, the father of David. Here David tended his father's sheep, and here he was anointed by Samuel as King of Israel and Judah.--I. Samuel, xvi: 11-13. From this place went up the triumphal song, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.' There are some 6,000 people here now, and they make their living by carving scenes in the life of our Savior out of mother-of-pearl, and by pressing flowers, which they sell to tourists." See 5290BAI/LVii16CAJS (Voyager # 360787)
Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity
CAJS Image Collection LVi BAI 5098 LVi16CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries