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General view of Pompeii,--Near the so-called River of Styx, made famous in classic poetry
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General view of Pompeii,--Near the so-called River of Styx, made famous in classic poetry
Title:
General view of Pompeii,--Near the so-called River of Styx, made famous in classic poetry [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 17.7 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Hosea, x:8.)--'The high places also of Aven, the sin of Israel, shall be destroyed: the thorn and the thistle shall come up on their altars; and they shall say to the mountains, Cover us ; and to the hills, Fall on us.' Some take the word Aven in the above verse to stand for Bamoth-Aven, which signifies the high places of iniquity. It is a significant fact that the high places the Israelites used for idolatrous worship are totally waste and desolate. But we notice the same laws that brought ruin and desolation to the Israelites for unholy sacrifices were at work among the heathen nations by which they were surounded. Pompeii was founded, perhaps, in the same century in which this prophecy was written, and no city at the time of its destruction was more given up to a refined idolatry than this. The thorn and the thistle now grow upon their altars."
Ruins of Pompeii with mountains in the background
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5639 LVii365CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries