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The Court of the Priests in the temple of Jerusalem

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Series:

Lehmann, Kulturgeschichtliche Bilder für den Schulunterricht, II. Abt.: Alte Geschichte, Juden

Timeframe:

Hochkulturen

Scene of action:

Jerusalem

Illustrator:

unknown

Publisher:

Wachsmuth, F. E., Leipzig

Year of publication:

1911

Themes:

Religion    European history   

The picture shows the Jewish temple in Jerusalem. Jerusalem was conquered by David around 1000 BC, who planned the first temple. On the picture you can see 1) the Sea of cast metal (according to the Old Testament a large circular metal basin which stood on twelve oxen), 2) the entrance to the temple, 3) the altar of burnt offerings, 4) the sacrificing priests. People are bringing their offerings to the priests, who are burning those offerings on the altar. Some spectators in the foreground are watching the ritual.