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Mount Carmel--Where fire fell and consumed the sacrifice of Elijah
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Mount Carmel--Where fire fell and consumed the sacrifice of Elijah
Title:
Mount Carmel--Where fire fell and consumed the sacrifice of Elijah [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.3 x 17.8 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(I. Kings, xviii:42.)--'So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees.' Carmel is first mentioned in Joshua, xix: 26. Its name signifies 'a fertile field.' Ahab, the king of Israel who had married Jezebel, a Sidonian princess, introduced the Phoenician worship upon Carmel and built an altar to Baal there. It was here that through Elijah the relationship of the Israelite worship and that of the Phoenicians was brought into marked contrast and Carmel was brought into prominence by being the scene of it. Mountains were regarded as sacred places, as we learn that Tabor was in the times of Deborah, and when Samuel lived he sought the heights of Mizpah as a place of worship, and we are told in Micah, vii: 14, that Jehovah himself dwelt upon Mount Carmel." "Franklin Co Eng-Chi" is printed at the bottom right of the photograph. See 5169BAI/LVi87CAJS (Voyager # 358400)
Two convents are visible on the top of Mount Carmel; two people (one on a mule) are at the base of the mountain
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5361 LVii87CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries