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House of Naaman, the Leper--Where the Captain of the King of Syria Lived
From: "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.
Publication: (Holborn Hall) London
W.A. Hammond
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25.3 x 17.7 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
A simple house with a wooden door, two windows, and a porch.
The photograph is printed in a book with a typed description. The description: "(II.Kings, v:1)--'Now Naaman, Captain of the host of the King of Syria, was a great man with his master * * * but he was a leper.' There is a house outside of the east gate of Damascus on the banks of the Abana river, that is said to stand upon the site of Naaman, the leper's house. This is now a leper hospital, and there are about thirty-five or forty of as wretched looking human beings in this hospital and strolling about the premises, as are to be found perhaps on the face of the earth. They seem to do their own cooking, go and come at will, and make a living by begging backsheesh in the most pitiable tones, from travelers. It is not surprising that Naaman, the proud Captain who resided at Damascus, should have refused to wash in the River Jordan, when he remembered the beautiful Abana that flowed by his house."
The photograph was not catalogued by Lazard--it was catalogued at CAJS.
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Bertrand and Paola Lazard Holy Land Collection
Collection provided by the Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania. CC BY 2.0
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