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The Sphinx--A monument which has been standing throughout the whole of Old Testament times, and is thus a silent witness of all that is recorded in the Bible
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The Sphinx--A monument which has been standing throughout the whole of Old Testament times, and is thus a silent witness of all that is recorded in the Bible
Title:
The Sphinx--A monument which has been standing throughout the whole of Old Testament times, and is thus a silent witness of all that is recorded in the Bible [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
G Sphinxes (Mythology)
Pyramids
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 17.6 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Jeremiah, xlii: 13, 14.)--'But if ye say, We will not dwell in this land, neither obey the voice of the Lord your God, saying, No; but we will go into the land of Egypt, where we shall see no war, nor hear the sound of the trumpet, nor have hunger of bread; and there will we dwell.' By words like these Jeremiah was seeking to keep the remnant of Judah from going into Egypt out of fear of the king of Babylon. But the words of the prophet fell on unwilling ears, and in spite of all his efforts they went down into Egypt. But this remnant of Judah found to their cost that Jeremiah was right. The king of Babylon invaded Egypt also, and the remnant of Judah that fled from Babylon's king into the land of Egypt were consumed there by the sword and famine. We give as an illustration of this Scripture, the Sphinx which was the silent witness of the events here recorded."
A man stands on the shoulder of the Sphinx; two pyramids (one partially visible) are in the background
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5572 LVii298CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries