The Dedication of the Temple

Book Title: Historiæ Biblicæ Veteris et Novi Testamenti : junioribus ad faciliorem eruditionem, senioribus ad vivaciorem memoriam, divini verbi præconibus ad celeriorem reminiscentiam, omnibus ad utilem sanctámque in curiositatem in centum frugiferis foliis exhibitæ / à Josepho & Joanne Klauber

Author: Klauber, Joseph Sebastian, ca. 1700-1768

Image Title: The Dedication of the Temple

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Description: This image depicts the dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem. The leaders of Israel gather as Solomon sacrifices a burnt-offering, and fire comes down from heaven to consume the sacrifice. At the top Solomon begins to build the house of the Lord in Jerusalem. At the bottom are the utensils of the Temple including the cast sea, the bronze stand and the basin. In the bottom-right corner is the palace of Solomon. In the bottom-left corner is Solomom’s fleet. In the top-left corner Solomon worships at the altar to a foreign god. In the top-right corner Ahijah meets Jeroboam on the road and tells him that he will be given the kingdom of Israel. As a prophetic sign, Ahijah tears his new garment into twelve pieces and tells Jeroboam to take ten, representing the ten tribes of Israel that he will be given.

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