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Tomb of Rachel--Where Jacob set up a pillar
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Bain, Robert E. M
Tomb of Rachel--Where Jacob set up a pillar [Graphic]
Translated Title:
Earthly Footsteps of The Man of Galilee Being Three Hundred and Eighty-Four Original Photographic Views and Descriptions of the Places Connected with the Earthly Life of Our Lord and His Apostles Traced with Note Book and Camera showing where Christ was born, brought up, baptized, tempted, transfigured and crucified, together with the scenes of his prayers, tears, miracles and sermons, and also places made sacred by the labors of his apostles, from Jerusalem to Rome by Bishop John H. Vincent, D.D., LL.D., Rev. James W. Lee, D.D., and R.E.M. Bain. London: A.M. Gardner & Co., Limited.
St. Louis, 1894.
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 18.3 cm ( 10 x 7.25 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Genesis, xxxv:19.)--'And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem. And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave; that is the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.' This tomb is between Jerusalem and Bethlehem, near the latter place. Jews, Moslems and Christians all agree that here Rachel was entombed. Some monument has marked this spot for 3,600 years. The present square structure is modern, and was repaired a few years ago by Sir Moses Montifiore. The Jews meet here every Friday to pray. The building is 23 feet on each side. The height of the wall is 20 feet; the dome is 10 feet high. This is about one mile from Bethlehem and about five miles from Jerusalem. It is on the road from Jerusalem to Hebron and Egypt." Copyright year and photographer's name are at the bottom of the photograph. See 5298BAI/LVi24CAJS (Voyager # 360962)
Rachel's Tomb
Scanning Notes:
Rachel's Tomb (Bethlehem)
Classification ID:
CAJS Image Collection LVi BAI 5106 LVi24CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Geographical Location:
West Bank

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Category: Rachel's Tomb (Bethlehem)
Year: 1894
Creator: Bain, Robert E. M
Physical description: photograph
Title: Tomb of Rachel--Where Jacob set up a pillar