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Pool of Hezekiah--Built by the King of Judah
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Pool of Hezekiah--Built by the King of Judah
Title:
Pool of Hezekiah--Built by the King of Judah [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Pool Of Hezekiah
Church Of The Holy Sepulchre (Jerusalem)
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 18 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(II. Chronicles, xxxii:30.)--'This same Hezekiah also stopped the upper watercourse of Gihon, and brought it straight down to the west side of the city of David. And Hezekiah prospered in all his works.' The same pool is referred to also in II. Kings, xx:20, where it says: 'And the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and all his might, and how he made a pool, and a conduit, and brought water into the city, are they not written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah?' This pool is 240 feet long by 144 feet wide, and is rather shallow. At the bottom is natural rock, which is leveled and covered with cement, and it is furnished with water by a small aqueduct from Birket Mamila. Dr. Thomson says the water which fills the pool is still brought by an underground conduit from what is supposed to be the upper Gihon." Copyright year and photographer's name are printed at the bottom of the photograph, along with "Franklin Co Eng-Chi."
Pool of Hezekiah with the dome and belltower of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the background
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5501 LVii227CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries