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Pillars of Ahab, Samaria
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Bain, Robert E. M
Pillars of Ahab, Samaria [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 17.5 cm ( 10 x 6.875 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(John, v:43.)--In going from Jacob's well at Shechem into Galilee, Christ would pass northward by Samaria, which is about seven miles from Shechem. There is no good reason why the columns in this picture should be called the 'Pillars of Ahab,' only on the account that Samaria was for a long time the capital of Ahab. These columns were really placed here by Herod in honor of Augustus, and in the days of our Savior this was doubtless a very important city. It is upon an eligible and beautiful location upon a prominence round as a sugar-loaf, from the top of which one gets a sight of the great Jezreel plains and the Mediterranean Sea in the distance. The hill Samaria, upon which the city once stood, is very fertile, and is now cultivated in wheat. The day upon which this picture was taken, our dragoman led us around the city, and the wheat was so high as to be as tall in some places as the tops of our heads while we were upon our horses." See 5267BAI/LVi185CAJS (Voyager # 360137)
A long row of pillars and stones beside a small road/path
Scanning Notes:
Pillars Of Ahab
Classification ID:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5459 LVii185CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Geographical Location:
Samaria (Israel)

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Category: Pillars Of Ahab
Year: 1894
Creator: Bain, Robert E. M
Physical description: photograph
Title: Pillars of Ahab, Samaria