National Geographic : 1957 Dec
(. National Geographic Society 834 Votaries of an Unknown Deity Dance in a Jordan Valley Shrine With a painting of a primitive religious rite in the Palestine of 55 centuries ago, the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE begins a series by Henry J. Soulen vividly re-creating life in Bible Lands in ancient times. Old Testament scenes range from the days of the patriarchs through the Exodus and the conquest to the estab lishment of the Hebrew monarchy. All are as accurate as the latest archeological studies can make them. The artist spent four years in research and painting, using hundreds of sketches and photographs made during his own travels in the Holy Land and working intimately with the author, a distinguished Biblical archeologist. Infinite attention was given to details of clothing, hairdress, weapons, pottery, furnishings, and decorative motifs.