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Plowing at Jezreel--The Richest Valley In Palestine
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Plowing at Jezreel--The Richest Valley In Palestine
Title:
Plowing at Jezreel--The Richest Valley In Palestine [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Agriculture
Wheat
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 17.6 cm ( 10 x 6.875 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Luke, ix:52.)--In going from Nazareth to Jerusalem, our Savior, if he followed the most direct route, would pass through the plains of Jezreel. This is a valley that runs across the whole of Palestine from near the Jordan to the Mediterranean Sea, and is not only the richest valley in the Holy Land, but perhaps one of the most fertile plains on the face of the earth. Notwithstanding it has been cultivated from the days of Abraham, yet without ever being fertilized, it produces still the finest wheat. This plain belongs now to a Christian, who lives at Beyrout, and is interesting because of the memories and associations and traditions connected with it. It has been the great battlefield of the world, and the mountains Carmel, Tabor, Little Hermon and Gilboa are all within or in sight of this plain. It was upon the edge of this plain, at Jenin, that the messengers who went before our Savior, are referred to in verse 52 of the ninth chapter of St. Luke, were turned back." Copyright year and photographer's name are printed at the bottom of the photograph
Two spans of oxen are plowing a field
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5526 LVii252CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries