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Temple (17th. -19th. Century versions)

The Temple of ancient Israel has been a topic of speculation over the last 400 years. Unlike the Tabernacle, the dimensions of the Temple are not specified clearly. Since the description was said to have been given or shown by God, the idea of grasping its exact look has led to some original minds trying to figure it out. To understand the Temple would be, it was thought, to understand how God wanted holy buildings like churches to look. Understanding the plan for the Temple makes many feel that they are coming closer to understanding God's "mind." Complicating the matter is that there was more than one temple. There was the one built by Solomon, but this was destroyed. Ezechiel had a vision of a temple that was significantly different from Solomon's. The Persian king, Cyrus, allowed Nehemiah to rebuild the temple; but it was not until the Roman King Herod, that it was finished on a grand scale. Solomon's Temple was destroyed by the Babylonians, and Herod's Temple by the Romans in 70 CE. It has never been rebuilt. Jewish thought is that only God can rebuild the next temple and that will be when the Messiah comes. Some Jews in Israel have been getting ready by making the implements that will be used. Some Christians feel that the coming of a new temple is a necessary precursor of the next coming of Jesus. There is even communication between some of these Christians and the Jews preparing for the rebuilding. This has political consequences in that the new temple is often thought to be coming on the spot of the Islamic Mosque in Jerusalem. This has already led to tension between Jews and Christians on the one hand and Moslems on the other.
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The Temple of Solomon

Title of Print: "A Representation and view of all the buildings of the temple as also of the houses round about on the south side of the city. according to F. Lamy."; A. D. Putter; Vol. III.N.; p. 21
From: This is an exact copy of the famous conception of the temple by Father Bernardo Lamy. This is likely from Calmet's Dictionary, rendered into English in 1732. We also have a first edition copy of the 1720 book by Lamy in which this picture first appeared. Please inquire if interested.
Subject: This view of the temple with its substructure and the surrounding city with its walls is on the cover of Rosenau's Vision of the Temple. Lamy was an original thinker, and this is his conception.
Page Size: 14" x 20"  Image Size: 15.5" x 20.75"  Condition:  nice, dark impression; no significant problem except there is an unusual line running for three inches or so down the middle - it appears to be original to the print s is not offensive given the large size of the engraving.  #TE11 SOLD

Title of Print: "The Prospect of the East side of the Temple. And the word of the Lord came to Solomon, saying, Concerning this house which thou art in building, if thou wilt walk in my statutes, and execute my judgments, and keep all my Commandments to walk in them: then will I perform my word with thee, which I spake unto David thy father. And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsake my people Israel. So Solomon bult the house, and finished it. I.Kings. Chapter VI. Verse. 11.12.13.14." Also on the Plate: I. Mynde sc.; Pl. 68; pa. 742.
From: from an English Bible history of 1762
Subject: The east side of the Temple with labels and detailed legend (see scan). The influences of Villalpando and of Lamy are clear.
Page Size: 15" x 19.5"  Image Size: 13" x 16"  Condition:  nice impression; 2 holes and a tear in the writing on the plate that could be repaired as all the paper is present; two brown spots, and other minor problems; price reduced according.  Price: SOLD   #TE7  Keywords: 1Kings6

Title of Print: "The Prospect of the North side of the Temple." Also on the Plate: I. Mynde sc.; Pl. 69; pa. 764.
From: from an English Bible history of 1762
Subject: The northside of the Temple with labels and detailed legend (see scan). The influences of Villalpando and of Lamy are clear.
Page Size: 15" x 20"  Image Size: 10.5" x 17"  Condition:  very good impression; I see no problems worth mentioning  Price: $100   #TE8  Keywords: 1Kings6, 2Chronicles3

Title of Print: "Solomon built the House of the Lord on the Mount where the Lord appeared to David his Father: II. Chron. Ch. III. Ver. 1." Also on the Plate: Pl. 67; pa. 740.
From: from an English Bible history of 1762
Subject: There are eight separate images entitled "The Breast-plates with the Names of the Tribes"; "The Altar of Incense within the Temple"; "The Ark and Cherubims"; The Temple of Solomon"; The Tabernacle in the Wilderness"; "Moses"; "The Altar for Burt Offerings in the Court before the Temple"; "The Table of Shewbread."
Page Size: 15" x 20.5"  Image Size: 13.5" x 17"  Condition:  very good impression; I see no problems worth mentioning  Price: $125   #TE9  Keywords: 2Chronicles3; Exodus
Title of Print: "The Plan of Temple strictly so call'd being the Part described in the Book of Kings and Chronicles."; Plate 80. No. XLI; [please see scans for the 2 legends].
From: probably from an English Bible history, c1730-60; modern, tasteful hand-coloring
Subject: A plan along with three views that emphasize the Holy of Holies, the staircase to the priest's chambers, etc. in the style of Villalpando.
Mat Size: 13.75" x 17.5"  Image Size: 11.5" x 12"  Condition:  beautiful impression and coloring; no significant flaws. #TE10  SOLD

Title of Print: "Conspectus et Erectio Templi Salomonici." Also on Plate: "Tom. Iv. V. T. pag. 70"; Jt[?] signed in plate; the four directions: "Occidens, Septentrio, Oriens, Meridies; plu the captions to the details.
Rough translation: "Vue and Elevation of the Temple of Solomon."
From: A Latin Bible or Bible history, probably from the 17th. Century.
Subject: A nice square elevation with flourishes on the Holy of Holies. Details of interesting Cherubim (one with 2 bird faces) and a column from the forecourt as imagined by the artist.
Page Size: 8.75" x 11.25"  Image Size: 7.25" x 10.75"  Condition:  nice impression though ink on facing page seems to have rubbed off some on clean areas leading to an appearance of some smudging Price: $90   #TE2  Keywords: 1Kings6, 2Chronicles3

Title of Print: "An exact representation of Solomon's Temple."
From: probably from an English Bible history from c1760; modern, tasteful, hand-coloring
Subject: Priestly figures in front of the Temple with sacrificial bull. The High Priest seems to be wearing the ephod. The temple facade is in the fashion of Villalpando.
Page Size: 8.75" x 12"  Image Size: 6.75" x 11"  Condition:  unproblematic  Price: SOLD   #TE1

Title of Print: "De Eerstelingen tot den Tempel gebragt en by den Altaar uytgestort."
Rough translation: "The first-growth is brought to the temple and burned [?] on the Altaar."
From: a Dutch Bible history (probably of the Jews), c1695, probably Amsterdam, by Jan Luyken
Subject: People are carrying fruit to the altar in the courtyard, before the Holy of Holies; others are reading from books, etc; the altar is in use.
Page Size: 6" x 7.5"  Image Size: 4.5" x 6"  Condition:  good impression and page is in good condition  Price: $35   #TE4  

Title of Print: "De Zeeven-jaarse Wetleezing door den Koning voor het volk."
Rough translation: "The Seven-year Law reading by the King in front of the people."
From: a Dutch Bible history (probably of the Jews), c1695, probably Amsterdam, by Jan Luyken
Subject: The King is reading the Torah in the courtyard.
Page Size: 6.25" x 7"  Image Size: 5" x 6.25"  Condition:  good impression and page is in good condition  #TE5   SOLD

Title of Print: "A view of the inner porch altar &c. on the Feast of Tabernacles, Vol.3.page 26." From: an English Bible or Bible history probably from the mid-1700's; probably a rough copy from a Dutch engraving by Jan Luyken
Subject: People gathered in the courtyard with the "Brazen Sea" water basin and carrying offerings up to the altar.
Note: The scan cropped the image on the left. I joined two scans but they do not align perfectly.

Page Size: 8" x 14.25"  Image Size: 5.5" x 13"  Condition:  good impression on clean page  #TE6  SOLD 


Title of Print: "Gezicht van het Binnenhof, Autaar enz. op't Loofhuttenfeest." Also on Plate: waar van bladz. 250. IX Deel Bladz. 367.
Rough translation: "View of Inside the court, ... at the Feast of the Tabernacle."
From: a Dutch Bible history, 1736; probably after Luyken
Subject: A traditional view of the inside of the Temple court with offerings being made at the altar and with the water basin in the foreground. This print is on thin, hand-made paper.
Page Size: 13" x 18.5"  Image Size: 11.75" x 14"  Condition: good image with minor faint stain in sky and minor crease at top and into image  Price: $40    #TE 3

Titles of 4 Images: 1. "De binnenhof des Tempels, met het altaar, en de kopere kolommen." 2. "Inwying van Salomons Tempel." "De Arke des Verbonds in't Heylige der Heyligen." 4. De gegootene Zee, of het groot koper waschvat." Also on Plate: "Pag. 189 "
Rough translations: 1. "The inside court of the Temple with the altar and the copper columns." 2. "Gathering in Solomon's Temple." 3. "The Ark of the Covenant in the Holy of Holies." 4. "The iron Sea or the great copper wash basin."
From: a Dutch Josephus of 1704; artist is the great Jan Luyken
Subject: This is one of the more famous illustrations of an artist's conception of the precincts and interior of the Temple of Solomon (see Rosenau, Vision of the Temple, p. 96, 116 - "Perhaps the most interesting personal interpretation of Villalpando's prototypes..." - She seems to be unaware of this earlier, 1704 rendition.); notable, among other things are the hoofed cherubim (following the image of Villalpando). Other artists who copied this image changed the hoofs to human feet.
Page Size: 15" x 19"  Image Size: 13" x 16.5"  Condition:  wonderful, dark impression with no problem worth mentioning except original folds that enter image at bottom right and top left (see image)  Price: $125   #TE 12  #LMO189
The Temple of Ezechiel's Vision
  None available at this time.
The Temple of Herod

Title of Print: "Gezicht of Voorgevel van den Temple te Jeruzalem, Wederopgehaald door Herodes den Grooten." Also on Plate: "M Pool S."
Rough translation: "View and Elevation of the Temple of Jerusalem, Reconstructed by Herod the Great."
From: apparently from a Dutch edition of the Dictionary of Calmet, 1725
Subject: This is a fine, solid plan of Herod's Temple.
Page Size: 14.25" x 19"  Image Size: 12" x 17"  Condition: firm, crisp impression in near mint condition  Price: $90    #TE13  

Title of Print: "Platte Grond van den Tempel tot Jerusalem." Also on Plate: "Page. 657"; a legend at the side from A-Z and 1-8 with appropriate labeling on the plan.
Rough translation: "Ground Plan of the Temple of Jerusalem."
From: a Dutch Josephus of 1704
Subject: This is a fine plan of Herod's Temple.
Page Size: 15" x 18.25"  Image Size: 12" x 16"  Condition: firm, crisp impression in near mint condition  Price: $100    #TE14  Keywords: Josephus

Title of Print: "Ierusalem niewlicks uyt de S Christ en Josephus afgebeeld door I. H. Coccejus." Also on Plate: "Page. 655"; a legend at the bottom from a-z and 1-13 along with the letters and numbers on the plate to which these refer and labels in Dutch and Greek of all the attractions.
Rough translation: "Jerusalem ... from the time of Christ and Josephus as depicted by I. H. Coccejus."
From: a Dutch Josephus of 1704
Subject: This is a fine plan of the city of Jerusalem with an image of the Temple.
Page Size: 16" x 18"  Image Size: 12.75" x 16.5"  Condition:  wonderful rich, dark impression with no problem worth mentioning  Price: $175   #TE15 Keywords: Josephus map

Title of Print: "Doorsicht van den Tempel tot Ierusalem Niewlicks uyt Josephus afgebeelt door I. H. Coccejus." Also on Plate: "Page. 658"; a legend at the left from A-S with appropriate labeling on the view and labels in Dutch for the four directions.
Rough translation: "Transparent view of the Temple of Jerusalem ... from Josephus accourding to the depiction of I. H. Coccejus..." [with fold-up flap!]
From: a Dutch Josephus of 1704
Subject: This is an early and rare example of an engraving with a fold-up flap (in the center). The door to the woman's court folds to reveal a staircase. If this engraving can be found at all, it may very well be missing the flap.
Page Size: 16" x 18.25"  Image Size: 13.25" x 15.5"  Condition:  wonderful rich, dark impression with a small tear in fold at margin not affecting image; near mint condition  Price: $300   #TE16  #LMO658 Keywords: Josephus
The Rebuilding of the Temple under Nehemiah
  None available at this time.
Destruction of the Temples

Title of Print: "Ioodsen Tempel te Ierusalem Van de Romeynen Verwoest."
Rough translation: "The Jewish Temple in Jerusalem and the Roman Destruction."
From: a Dutch Bible history (probably of the Jews), c1693, probably Amsterdam, by Jan Luyken
Subject: Destruction of the Temple. This is a small masterpiece done with vigor and great emotion.
Mat Size: 11" x 16"  Image Size: 5.25" x 10.25"  Condition:  fine, matted Price: $125   #TE17  

Title of Print: "Verovering van Ierusalem door Nebucadnezar. 2.Kon.XXV." Also on Plate: "K. De Putter fecit 1730."
Rough translation: "The Conquest of Jerusalem by Nebucadnezar. 2Chronicles 25."
From: a Dutch Bible history, c1730
Subject: Jerusalem is surrounding by the attacking Babylonian forces. The Temple is in the middle of the walled city.
Page Size: 13" x 18.5"  Image Size: 11.75" x 14"  Condition: clean, crisp impression in near mint condition  Price: $90    #TE18  Keywords: 2Chronicles25
Titles of Images: 1. "II. Chroniken XXIV. Zacharias word gesteenigt. (Zacharie lapide.)" 2. "II. Chroniken XXXVI. Stad en Tempel Verwoest door Nebucadnezar. (Nebucadnetsar detruit Jerusalem et le Temple.)." Also on Plate: J. Folkema fec.; 69
Rough translation: 1. "Zacharias stoned." 2. "Nebucadnezar destroys Jerusalem and the Temple."
From: a Dutch Bible history, c1770
Subject of bottom image: Jerusalem and the Temple are burning, and the Hebrews are being led away into captivity.
Page Size: 9.5" x 15.25"  Image Sizes: 5.25" x 7"  Condition: clean, crisp impressions in near mint condition  Price: $50    #TE19  Keywords: 2Chronicles36

Title of Print: "Pompejus neemt den Tempel te Ierusalem Stormenderhand in." Also on Plate: "Pag. 337"
Rough translation: "Pompey captures the Temple in Jerusalem storming in."
From: a Dutch Josephus of 1704; artist is the great Jan Luyken
Subject: This is an incredibly detailed attempt to portray the attack of Pompey on Jerusalem. There is an attempt at making the soldiers realistic, but the helmets seem to be 17th C. European.
Page Size: 15" x 18.5"  Image Size: 12.75" x 16.5"  Condition:  wonderful, dark impression with no problem worth mentioning except possibly that the left original fold is a bit doubled  #TE20 #LMO337 Keywords: Josephus  SOLD

Title of Print: "De Uyterste verdelging van de Stad Jerusalem en den Tempel" Also on Plate: "Pag. 689"
Rough translation: "The Total destruction of the City of Jerusalem and of the Temple."
From: a Dutch Josephus of 1704; artist is the great Jan Luyken and this is one of the most powerful and dramatic examples of his work.
Subject: This is an incredibly detailed and dramatic rendition of the destruction of the Temple by Roman soldiers. It is done with great vigor and power and emotional intensity. There is an attempt at making the soldiers realistic, but the helmets seem to be 17th C. European.
Page Size: 15" x 18.5"  Image Size: 12.75" x 16.5"  Condition:  wonderful, dark impression with no problem worth mentioning  #TE21 #LMO689  SOLD