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Ras el 'Ain, Nablous--Where Joseph's brethren went to feed their flock
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Ras el 'Ain, Nablous--Where Joseph's brethren went to feed their flock
Title:
Ras el 'Ain, Nablous--Where Joseph's brethren went to feed their flock [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 18 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Notes:
Photograph is printed in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Genesis, xxxvii:12.)--'And his brethren went to feed their father's flock in Shechem.' Here we have another view in Shechem. We see a stream flowing down in a small channel cut for it from the foot of Gerizim. The springs of Gerizim make the valley of Shechem the most beautiful and fruitful of Central Palestine. We see sloping up toward the left of the picture the sides of Mount Gerizim. Upon the summit of this mount there once stood a temple built by the Samaritans, when the Jews returned from captivity and would not allow them to help rebuild the Temple at Jerusalem because they had become a mixed race. Across the valley from Mount Gerizim is Mount Ebal. Between these two mountains Jesus often passed as he traveled from Nazareth to Jerusalem. Shechem is the oldest city connected with the history of Palestine." Copyright year and photographer's name are printed at the bottom of the photograph, along with "Franklin Co Eng-Chi." See 5186BAI/LVi104CAJS (Voyager # 358941)
A donkey/horse walks next to a small channel dug for a stream; cactus and other vegetation grow on the hillside
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5378 LVii104CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries