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Ahab's Well in Jezreel, Where Ahab Built his Ivory Palace
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Ahab's Well in Jezreel, Where Ahab Built his Ivory Palace
Title:
Ahab's Well in Jezreel, Where Ahab Built his Ivory Palace [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Ahab's Well
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 17.5 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(I.Kings, xxii:39.)--"Now the rest of the acts of Ahab, and all that he did, and the ivory house which he made, and all the cities that he built, are they not written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel?' Jezreel, now known by the name of Zerin, lies at the base of the Gilboa mountain, 10 miles southeast of Nazareth. There are about 20 houses here now and a square tower. It is a beautiful site for a city, and is conspicuous for many miles around. The historic well, which we give in the above picture, is at the bottom of the hill to the north of the city. To this place the women from Jezreel still come, as in Bible times, with their earthen jars to get water. It was in Jezreel that Ahab lived with Jezebel, his heathen wife, and it is in evidence that here he built his ivory house, and here there was a temple, and grove of Astarte, with his establishment of 400 priests of Baal supported by Jezebel." "Franklin Co Eng-Chi" is printed at the bottom of the photograph. "Vol. 2" and "C" are printed beneath the text
A group of people surround a small well on the edge of a field
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5483 LVii209CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries