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Gardens of Shechem--Where Rehoboam was crowned King of Israel
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Bain, Robert E. M
Gardens of Shechem--Where Rehoboam was crowned King 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: W.A. Hammond, Holborn Hall, E.C.
St. Louis, 1894.
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 17.8 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(I. Kings, xii: 1.)--'And Rehoboam went to Shechem; for all Israel were come to Shechem to make him king.' Rehoboam was the son of Solomon, by the Ammonite princess Naamah (I. Kings, xiv : 21.) He selected Shechem as the place of his coronation, 975 B.C. The people at Shechem demanded a remission of the severe burdens imposed by Solomon, but Rehoboam rejected the advice of his father's counsellors, and followed that of his young courtiers, and returned an insulting answer, which resulted in an open rebellion among the tribes. He fled to Jerusalem, the tribes of Judah and Benjamin alone remaining true to him. Jeroboam was made king of the Northern tribes. During Rehoboam's lifetime peaceful relations between Israel and Judah were never restored. In the fifth year of Rehoboam's reign Jerusalem was captured by the Egyptian Shishak." Copyright year and photographer's name are at the bottom of the photograph, along with "Franklin Co Eng-Chi." See 5095BAI/LVi13CAJS (Voyager # 356555)
At the left are buildings in the valley, and, at the right, a piece of an arched structure on a hillside
Scanning Notes:
Classification ID:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5287 LVii13CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Geographical Location:
West Bank

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Year: 1894
Creator: Bain, Robert E. M
Physical description: photograph
Title: Gardens of Shechem--Where Rehoboam was crowned King of Israel