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Sarcophagus drinking trough near Nazareth--Near where Christ was brought up
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Sarcophagus drinking trough near Nazareth--Near where Christ was brought up
Title:
Sarcophagus drinking trough near Nazareth--Near where Christ was brought up [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Sarcophagi
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.5 x 18.2 cm ( 10 x 7.125 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Numbers, xxiv:17.)--Balaam's Prophecy of Christ: 'I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel.' Just a little way from Nazareth as you pass toward Cana of Galilee, you reach a little village where there is a fountain and an ancient sarcophagus. These sarcophagi, found in many places in Palestine, are said to date from the time of the Romans. This picture is given here because it illustrates a scene in the neighborhood of Nazareth, often passed over by Christ when he was a boy. It illustrates the prophecy by Balaam which refers to Christ. This is a characteristic scene. We have the thorny cactus, the olive trees, the donkey and the little Arab boy." Copyright year and photographer's name are printed at the bottom of the photograph, along with "Franklin Co Eng-Chi." See 5207BAI/LVi125CAJS (Voyager # 359230)
A boy and his donkey at a sarcophagus; large boulders line both sides of the road and prickly pears abound in the background
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5399 LVii125CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries