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Tomb of Absalom
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Bain, Robert E. M
Tomb of Absalom [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 18.1 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(II. Samuel, xviii:18.)--'Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and reared up for himself a pillar, which is in the king's dale; for he said, I have no son to keep my name in remembrance; and he called the pillar after his own name; and it is called unto this day Absalom's place.' This tomb of Absalom is in the valley of Kedron. It is generally called the Pillar of Absalom. It is cut out of solid rock. Each side measures 22 feet. Over the columns is a dark frieze, and an Egyptian cornice above this. The height above the surface is 54 feet. It is not absolutely known that this is the pillar Absalom had reared for himself during his lifetime in the king's dale. It is a strange fact, however, that it answers to what is said in the 18th verse of the 18th chapter of II. Samuel, 'And it is called unto this day, Absalom's place.'" See 5232BAI/LVi150CAJS (Voyager # 359666)
Tomb of Absalom; two small buildings are visible in the background
Scanning Notes:
Tomb Of Absalom
Valley Of Jehosaphat
Classification ID:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5424 LVii150CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
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Year: 1894
Creator: Bain, Robert E. M
Physical description: photograph
Title: Tomb of Absalom