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Joab's Well, Where Jonathan and Ahimaaz waited for news about Absalom
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Joab's Well, Where Jonathan and Ahimaaz waited for news about Absalom
Title:
Joab's Well, Where Jonathan and Ahimaaz waited for news about Absalom [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.3 x 17.2 cm ( 9.875 x 6.875 in).
Notes:
Photograph is printed in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(II.Samuel, xvii:17.)--'Now Jonathan and Ahimaaz stayed by Enrogel; for they might not be seen to come into the city: and a wench went and told them; and they went and told King David.' This well is situated in the valley of Kedron, near where it unites with the valley of Hinnom. Here David's servants waited for news from Hushai during Absalom's rebellion in order to gather and send unto their king. Here also Adonijah, David's son, assembled his friends when he aspired to be king in his father's place. The well is 125 feet deep. It is walled up with large rocks with an arch above of great antiquity[.] There is a large chamber at a depth of 113 feet, from the bottom of which a shaft leads to a rock-hewn chamber below. The people of Siloam sell this water in Jerusalem." Copyright year and photographer's name are printed at the bottom of the photograph, along with "Franklin Co Eng-Chi." See 5460BAI/LVii186CAJS (Voyager # 362868)
A well (with an arch) and several other stone buildings in a valley
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVi BAI 5268 LVi186CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries