Paintings of Biblical Scenes

Here are two very interesting paintings related to the actions of Titus, who destroyed the Jerusalem Temple in A.D. 70, and then later became Emperor, and as part of his triumph brought back artifacts, including a large menorah to Rome and displayed them in a pagan temple. The first picture is of the conclusion of the firing and sacking of Jerusalem and its Temple. The second picture depicts Titus leaving the temple in Rome with the menorah and other things on display above, having made his own wine libation in the temple, probably of Mars, the God of war, or perhaps Jupiter Optimus Maximus….

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