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The Rock in the Temple--Where Abraham is said to have started to sacrifice Isaac
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Bain, Robert E. M
The Rock in the Temple--Where Abraham is said to have started to sacrifice Isaac [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 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Genesis, xxii:3.)-- 'And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.' This Rock in the Temple in now inclosed by the Mosque of Omar. It is claimed that upon this rock Abraham prepared to slay his son at God's command, and here in later days David built his altar upon the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite, where the angel of the pestilence stayed his hand. Here stood the first temple in which Jehovah dwelt. It was at this place that God said, 'Here will I dwell, for I have desired it.' And in the sacrificial victims which for hundreds of years were offered on this spot, there was remembrance made of the promise of a nobler sacrifice which could alone procure the remission of sins." "Franklin Co Eng-Chi" is printed at the bottom of the photograph
Interior of the Mosque of Omar, showing the Foundation Stone
Scanning Notes:
Foundation Stone
Mosque Of Omar (Jerusalem)
Dome Of The Rock (Jerusalem)
Classification ID:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5498 LVii224CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Geographical Location:

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Category: Foundation Stone
Year: 1894
Creator: Bain, Robert E. M
Physical description: photograph
Title: The Rock in the Temple--Where Abraham is said to have started to sacrifice Isaac