Holy Land Digital Image Collections

Navigation Aids

Holy Land Digital Image Collections
Search Collections
 

Main Content

Entrance to Grotto in Church of Nativity--In the neighborhood where Boaz and Ruth met
Record View:    brief view selectedBrief     select detailed viewDetailed     select staff viewStaff
Title:
Entrance to Grotto in Church of Nativity--In the neighborhood where Boaz and Ruth met [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Church Of The Nativity (Bethlehem)
Object Details:
1 item : b&w ; 20.4 x 22.8 cm ( 8 x 9 in).
Notes:
Photograph is printed in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Ruth, iv:17.)--'And the women her neighbors gave it a name, saying, There is a son born to Naomi; and they called his name Obed; he is the father of Jesse, the father of David.' We give a picture of the entrance to the grotto in the Church of the Nativity to illustrate this particular Scripture, for our Savior was a direct descendant of David, and thus through him related to Ruth, the Moabitish damsel. The door we see above is the opening into the manger where our Savior was born. Steps lead down a dimly-lighted stairway, and crowds of pilgrims from all parts of the world come here to look in upon this sacred place. Treasures are also brought from all parts of the world and deposited here. Lamps of silver and gold are suspended, and there is constantly a light in this place." See 5294BAI/LVii20CAJS (Voyager # 360805)
Entrance, below ground level, to the grotto in the Church of the Nativity; a large cross and decorations surround the entrance
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVi BAI 5102 LVi20CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Find Related Items:

Year: 1894
Creator: Bain, Robert E. M
Physical description: item
Title: Entrance to Grotto in Church of Nativity--In the neighborhood where Boaz and Ruth met