[Augustinus Calmet] - Schets van den herbouden Tempel door Herodes den Grooten

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[Augustinus Calmet] - Schets van den herbouden Tempel door Herodes den Grooten - [Leiden / Amsterdam] - [Samuel Luchtmans etc.] - [1725] - Print on paper - 45 x 34,5 cm.

Condition: Good - sharp print on laid paper. Well preserved copy.

Original copper engraving with geometric plan of the rebuilt Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem. Published in Het Algemeen Groot Historisch, Oordeelkundig, Chronologisch, Geografisch, En Letterlijk Naam-En Woord-Boek Van Den Gantschen H. Bijbel. Dienende tot de gedenk-stukken der Jooden en andere oudheden [...] (1725) by Antoine Augustin Calmet (1672-1757).

Attractive antiquarian print of the Jewish sacred building. Visible are i.a. the location of the columns Jachin and Boaz and the square space of the Holy of Holies (indicated with the letter X). Herod I (Ascalonita) the Great (c. 73 BC - Jericho, 4 BC) started around 20-19 BC. an ambitious rebuilding and extension of the temple complex. According to John 2:20, it had been under construction for already 46 years in the time of Jesus. When the temple was finally completed, it was considered one of the most magnificent architectural complexes of the Roman Empire.

 
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