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Title: Hebron
Authors: Thomas Mason Optician
Thomas Mason Optician
South Dublin Libraries Local Studies
Keywords: Clondalkin Branch Library
lantern slide
Holy Land
Issue Date: 1910
Publisher: Thomas Mason Optician, 5-6 Dame St Dublin.
Description: Slide 2: one of a collection of lantern slides shown at Clondalkin branch library c 1910. Description given in booklet: Our first view of the Promised Land then is Hebron, according to the Jewish tradition the primeval seat of the vine, and the earliest seat of civilized life, not only in Judah but in Palestine. Its very name indicates “community” or “society.” It was the ancient city of Epron the Hittite in whose gates he and the elders received the offer of Abraham, when as yet no other fixed habitation of man was known in Central Palestine. It was the first home of Abraham and the patriarchs, their one permanent resting place when they were gradually exchanging the pastoral for the agricultural life. In its neighbourhood can be traced by a continual tradition the site of the venerable tree under which Abraham pitched his tent, and of the double cavern in which he and his family were deposited and perhaps still remain.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10599/11728
Latitude: 31.517556
Longitude: 35.106227
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Appears in Collections:The Holy Land: a reading; a description of a series of lantern slides

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