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A Woman of Samaria--In the Ancient Capital of Israel
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Bain, Robert E. M
A Woman of Samaria--In the Ancient Capital of Israel [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 ; 25.3 x 17.8 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(I.Chronicles, vi:67.)--'And they gave unto them, of the cities of refuge, Shechem in Mount Ephraim with her suburbs.' Upon one of the hills in the neighborhood of Shechem, this picture of a Woman of Samaria was taken. The Samaritans have always lived in this region, and their central place of worship is Mount Gerizim, which overlooks the city. Shechem is mentioned during the exile in Jeremiah, xli: 5, and after the exile, though Samaria had been the previous capital of the country (Ezra, iv: 10) at the building of the new temple on Gerizim, Shechem, which was hard by, was made by Manasseh, probably before the time of Alexander the Great, the chief center of Samaritan worship. After this the Samaritans were the objects of Jewish scorn. Josephus says that John Hyrcanus destroyed the temple on Gerizim 129 years B.C. after it had stood 200 years." Copyright year and photographer's name are at the bottom of the photograph, along with "Franklin Co Eng-Chi". See 5428BAI/LVii154 (Voyager # 362467)
A woman and child
Scanning Notes:
Classification ID:
CAJS Image Collection LVi BAI 5236 LVi154CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Geographical Location:
Shechem (Extinct city)

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Category: Women
Year: 1894
Creator: Bain, Robert E. M
Physical description: photograph
Title: A Woman of Samaria--In the Ancient Capital of Israel