Holy Land Digital Image Collections

Navigation Aids

Holy Land Digital Image Collections
Search Collections

Main Content

Tomb of David
Record View:    select brief viewBrief     detailed view selectedDetailed     select staff viewStaff
Bain, Robert E. M
Tomb of David [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: "(I. Chronicles, xxix: 28.)--'And he died in a good old age, full of days, riches, and honor: and Solomon his son reigned in his stead.' David, we are told, together with hissuccessors [sic], was buried in his own city on Zion, and the site now known as David's Tomb stands on the south brow of the hill outside of the modern walls. Jews, Christians, and Moslems have for many centuries united in looking upon this site as genuine, and it is said to be often common to see Jews standing close to the building steadily and reverently contemplating the place. Josephus tells us that Hyrcanus, when besieged by Antiochus Pius, opened David's Sepulcher and took out 3,000 talents. There have been many stories current in different ages about the fabulous wealth buried in this tomb. On one occasion it is said a man was miraculously struck down while attempting to remove some of these treasures."
Exterior of the Tomb of David, showing a multi-domed structure
Scanning Notes:
Tomb Of David (Jerusalem)
Hagia Zion
Classification ID:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5505 LVii231CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Geographical Location:
Mount Zion (Jerusalem)

Find Related Items:

Category: Hagia Zion
Category: Tomb Of David (Jerusalem)
Year: 1894
Creator: Bain, Robert E. M
Physical description: photograph
Title: Tomb of David