Bethlehem: St. Catherine's Cave System Symbol

Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Authors
Issue Date
5/25/2016
Type
Image
Language
Keywords
Bethlehem , State of Palestine , West Bank , Church of the Nativity , Franciscan , St Catherine's
Research Projects
Organizational Units
Journal Issue
Alternative Title
Abstract
Description
The Roman Catholic section of the cave system includes several altars and burial chambers associated with Jerome, Paula and Eustonchium. Here there is a twentieth century carving of a symbol that includes the Greek intersecting letters chi and rho (for Christ), along with the alpha (beginning) and omega (end). The architecture within the portion of the cave complex controlled by St. Catherine's is a combination of 1960's style and the original primitive cave system.
Citation
Publisher
License
Journal
Volume
Issue
PubMed ID
DOI
ISSN
EISSN