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Crossing the Jordan--The Sacred River of Christendom
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Bain, Robert E. M
Crossing the Jordan--The Sacred River of Christendom [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 ; 25.5 x 18 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Deut., ix:1.)--'Hear, O Israel; Thou art to pass over Jordan his day, to go in to possess nations greater and mightier than thyself, cities great, and fenced up to heaven.' We give here a picture of the nat[i]ves crossing the Jordan in a ferry-boat. The manner of crossing illustrated above, however, was totally different from the way the children of Israel crossed that river under the leadership of Joshua. They forded it. There are a great many fords in the river. Dr. George Adam Smith describes the Jordan as a rapid, muddy water with zigzag curves, and the depth varying from ten to twelve feet in the sixty-five miles of descent. The descent is 610 feet from the sea of Galilee and is sometimes over forty feet a mile. Jordan means down-comer."
A flat-bottomed wooden boat is crossing the Jordan using a rope pulley
Scanning Notes:
Classification ID:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5485 LVii211CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Geographical Location:
Jordan River (Israel and Jordan)

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Year: 1894
Creator: Bain, Robert E. M
Physical description: photograph
Title: Crossing the Jordan--The Sacred River of Christendom