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Temple of the Sphinx--Built before Joseph came to Egypt
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Temple of the Sphinx--Built before Joseph came to Egypt
Temple of the Sphinx--Built before Joseph came to Egypt [Graphic]
St. Louis, 1894.
Bain, Robert E. M
Sphinx (Jizah, Egypt)
Pyramids Of Giza (Egypt)
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 18 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Exodus, xl:2.)--Moses commanded the children of Israel on the first day of the month to set up the tabernacle of the congregation and to put therein the ark of the testimony and cover the ark with the veil. We give a view here of the temple of the Sphinx, the place of worship among the Egyptians which had been often seen by the Israelites. Yet it is remarkable that though they had been in Egypt 430 years and had for a part of that time been in the midst of absolute slavery, that upon leaving Egypt they were found to have so few of the heathen ideas of worship characteristic of the Egyptians. This can only be accounted for upon the hypothesis that the Jews from generation to generation handed down to their children their peculiar national ideas of religion. The worship of the temple of the Sphinx was a long way from the worship of the tabernacle." Copyright year and photographer's name are printed at the bottom of the photograph, along with "Franklin Co Eng-Chi." See 5316BAI/LVii42CAJS (Voyager # 361018)
Subterranean temple construction of stone and, in the background, two pyramids, the head of a Sphinx and several camels
CAJS Image Collection LVi BAI 5124 LVi42CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries