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Mill at Bethsaida--On site of the ancient city
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Mill at Bethsaida--On site of the ancient city
Title:
Mill at Bethsaida--On site of the ancient city [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Ruins
Mills
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 18 cm ( 10 x 7.125 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Mark, viii:22-25.)--One of the most picturesque views on the Sea of Galilee is an old mill at Bethsaida. It is hardly to be supposed that this dates from the time of the ancient Bethsaida, but it stands upon the site of the ancient city, and serves to give a pathetic and picturesque impression of one of the great cities that stood upon this sacred sea. It was in Bethsaida that a blind man was brought to our Savior, whom he took by the hand and led out of town and healed him. This whole place is given up now to rank grass and weeds, and utter loneliness and desolation claim a spot where once people thronged, and traded, and passed away. It gives us a striking picture of the vanity of building our hopes upon earthly places and prospects." See 5452BAI/LVii178CAJS (Voyager # 362790)
Ruins; view through a stone arch
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVi BAI 5260 LVi178CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries