Holy Land Digital Image Collections

Navigation Aids

Back to full page
*
Search Collections
 
The Dead Sea--Where Sodom and Gomorrah are supposed to have been situated
      set zoom:
 
The Dead Sea--Where Sodom and Gomorrah are supposed to have been situated
Title:
The Dead Sea--Where Sodom and Gomorrah are supposed to have been situated [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.3 x 17.6 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Genesis, xix: 29.)--'And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in which Lot dwelt.' The cities of the plain are supposed to have been Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, and they were situated in the midst of the garden-like plain that lies between the Moab mountains and the Judean Mountains, just to the north of the Dead Sea. A shower of brimstone and fire fell upon these cities, we are told in the nineteenth chapter of Genesis, and destroyed them. The sites, especially of Sodom and Gomorrah, are now supposed to be under the waters of the Dead Sea at the upper and northern end of it. This part of the sea is represented in the view given above. The awful doom of Sodom and Gomorrah is held up in numerous passages in the Old and New Testament as warnings, as Mark, vi:11; II. Peter, ii:6; Jude i:7." Copyright year and photographer's name are printed at the bottom of the photograph, along with "Franklin Co Eng-Chi." See 5417BAI/LVii143 (Voyager # 362366)
A man with a rifle stands on the edge of the Dead Sea; a mountain range is in the background
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVi BAI 5225 LVi143CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries