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Our Tent Near Bethel--Where Jacob saw the ladder and the angels
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Bain, Robert E. M
Our Tent Near Bethel--Where Jacob saw the ladder and the angels [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 ; 25.3 x 17.2 cm ( 10 x 6.75 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Genesis, xxviii: 12.)--This is supposed to be the place where Jacob tarried all the night and where he dreamed and 'behold a ladder set up upon the earth with its top reaching to heaven, and where the angels of God ascended and descended upon it.' The bed was earth, the raised pillow stones, Whereon poor Jacob rests his head, his bones, Heaven was his canopy, the shades of night Were his drawn curtains to exclude the light. Who would not sleep on such a bed, With stony pillow for his head, If they might dream with thee, Whose glad dreaming is no seeming, Nor whose sleeping ends in weeping, And whose waking is no breaking Of the bright reality. Bethel is on the road from Jerusalem, and along this way our Savior often walked." Copyright year and photographer's name are printed at the bottom of the photograph, along with "Franklin Co Eng-Chi."
A white tent is set up on a hillside and people are seated on the ground in the surrounding area; buildings can be seen on the hillside in the background
Scanning Notes:
Classification ID:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5494 LVii220CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Geographical Location:
Bethel (Israel)

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Category: Encampments
Category: Travel
Year: 1894
Creator: Bain, Robert E. M
Physical description: photograph
Title: Our Tent Near Bethel--Where Jacob saw the ladder and the angels