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A painting by the 16th century Dutch artist, Jan de Vries depicts Joachim, a priest, being presented with a lamb to be used in Temple sacrifices.

Priest

A painting by the 16th century Dutch artist, Jan de Vries depicts Joachim, a priest, being presented with a lamb to be used in Temple sacrifices..

Titus` Arch erected in Rome in honour of the capture of Jerusalem in A.D. 70,. Vespasian left the completion of Judaea`s conquest to his son Titus. This sculptured panel shows the victors carrying off the treasures of the Temple,

Titus` Arch

Titus` Arch erected in Rome in honour of the capture of Jerusalem in A.D. 70,. Vespasian left the completion of Judaea`s conquest to his son Titus. This sculptured panel shows the victors carrying off the treasures of the Temple,. including the golden table of the shewbread, two of the silver trumpets, and the great seven-branched candlestick of pure gold.

Relief representation of the Ark of the Covenant on a frieze at the Capernaum synagogue. Later 2nd century AD.

Ark

Relief representation of the Ark of the Covenant on a frieze at the Capernaum synagogue. Later 2nd century AD..

Model of the 7-branched lampstand or Menorah, from a model of Moses` Tabernacle in the Wilderness.  Model by Andrew Gillesae, photographed by Paul McCabe

Lampstand

Model of the 7-branched lampstand or Menorah, from a model of Moses` Tabernacle in the Wilderness. Model by Andrew Gillesae, photographed by Paul McCabe.

A great brazen laver for the Temple `stood upon twelve oxen.`

Laver

A great brazen laver for the Temple `stood upon twelve oxen.`.

Two great brass pillars set up before the Temple called Jachin and Boaz. The description of the capitals and ornament of pomegranates, given in I Kings vii, 16-20, enables this reconstruction to be made.

Pillars

Two great brass pillars set up before the Temple called Jachin and Boaz. The description of the capitals and ornament of pomegranates, given in I Kings vii, 16-20, enables this reconstruction to be made..

Warning inscription from the Inner Temple at Jerusalem.

Warning

Warning inscription from the Inner Temple at Jerusalem..

Warning to trespassers in the Temple. Slabs bearing an inscription in Greek and Latin characters warning Gentiles that death would be the penalty for breaking the rule, were placed in front of forbidden parts.

Warning

Warning to trespassers in the Temple. Slabs bearing an inscription in Greek and Latin characters warning Gentiles that death would be the penalty for breaking the rule, were placed in front of forbidden parts..

The Temple according to Ezekiel`s dream, with the hugely tall entrance porch.

Ezekiel`s

The Temple according to Ezekiel`s dream, with the hugely tall entrance porch..

The Altar of Burnt Offerings and of Incense

Altars

The Altar of Burnt Offerings and of Incense.

Herod`s Temple in Jerusalem in the days of Jesus, from the NW

Temple

Herod`s Temple in Jerusalem in the days of Jesus, from the NW.

Herod`s Temple in Jerusalem in the days of Jesus

Temple

Herod`s Temple in Jerusalem in the days of Jesus.

The Temple Menorah or lampstand with a possible ground plan

Lampstand

The Temple Menorah or lampstand with a possible ground plan.
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Triumphal parade with booty from the Roman destruction of Jerusalem, 70 AD. From Titus` Arch

Destruction

Triumphal parade with booty from the Roman destruction of Jerusalem, 70 AD. From Titus` Arch.

Altar of burnt offerings

Altar

Altar of burnt offerings.

Altar of burnt offerings

Altar

Altar of burnt offerings.

The altar of burnt offering

Altar

The altar of burnt offering.

Altar of burnt offerings

Altar

Altar of burnt offerings.

Altar of incense

Altar

Altar of incense.

Altars and other furniture of the Temple

Altar

Altars and other furniture of the Temple.

The Ark of the Covenant, Altar of incense and other furniture of the Tabernacle, and the priest clothed

Ark

The Ark of the Covenant, Altar of incense and other furniture of the Tabernacle, and the priest clothed.

Lampstand (from the Arch of Titus)

Lampstand

Lampstand (from the Arch of Titus).

Lampstand (from the Arch of Titus)

Lampstand

Lampstand (from the Arch of Titus).

Giant gilded candelabra, fifty feet high, two of which stood in the Court of Women, near the collection boxes where Jesus sat - Mk.21.41, Lk.21.1

Lampstand

Giant gilded candelabra, fifty feet high, two of which stood in the Court of Women, near the collection boxes where Jesus sat - Mk.21.41, Lk.21.1.

Lampstand, with possible arrangement of the branches

Lampstand

Lampstand, with possible arrangement of the branches.

Flesh hooks for picking up sacrifices

Flesh Hooks

Flesh hooks for picking up sacrifices.

Plan of Solomon`s temple

Plan

Plan of Solomon`s temple.

Bas-Relief from the Column of Titus, showing the form of the vessels of the sanctuary

Romans

Bas-Relief from the Column of Titus, showing the form of the vessels of the sanctuary.

The molten sea of the Temple, on the twelve oxen

Sea

The molten sea of the Temple, on the twelve oxen.

Shewbread Table carried off by Romans (Arch of Titus)

Shewbread

Shewbread Table carried off by Romans (Arch of Titus).

Shewbread Table

Shewbread

Shewbread Table.

The cakes of shewbread

Shewbread

The cakes of shewbread.

A view of the Temple with smoke from a sacrifice

Temple

A view of the Temple with smoke from a sacrifice.

Temple of Solomon, outline plan

Temple

Temple of Solomon, outline plan.

Isometrical elevation of Solomon`s temple (after Calmet)

Temple

Isometrical elevation of Solomon`s temple (after Calmet).

White cube of marble with inscription warning Gentiles not to enter the Temple. This one is in the Museum of Constantinople.

Temple

White cube of marble with inscription warning Gentiles not to enter the Temple. This one is in the Museum of Constantinople..

Royal cistern of the Temple

Temple

Royal cistern of the Temple.

Offerings of gold and silver, for Temple vessels

Vessels

Offerings of gold and silver, for Temple vessels.

Censers

Vessels

Censers.