“The Lord is nigh – 1871”
In Haifa, the Templers built their homes at the foot of Mount Carmel, where they believed Jesus would appear. The inscription above a window on one of the houses says in German, “The Lord is nigh – 1871.”
Bahá’u’lláh stopped briefly in Haifa on his journey to ‘Akká in 1868 and again on three occasions between 1883 and 1891. During one visit He pitched His tent a short distance from this house.