The Arch of Titus And the Spoils of the Temple

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THE SPOILS OF THE TEMPLE. i. In our Lord's last public address to the Jews, our Lord's when about to take his final departure from the tothejews. Temple, He tells them that the heaviest woes are hanging over them,?their rulers, their teachers, themselves and their metropolis,?and that their House would be left unto them desolate; that House in which they so much gloried, which He no longer calls his Father's House, but theirs; foi the Lord was about to withdraw from it and to give it up to ruin. ' Behold,' said He,' I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes; and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them ye shall scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city ; that upon you may come all theOur Lord's righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the last words tothejews. blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias week. son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the sanc- A'D' 3' tuary and the altar. Verily, I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.' l And yet this denunciation was mingled with compassion, which broke forth in those farewell words : ' O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not ! Behold, your House is left unto you desolate.2 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord.' With these words our Lord closed his mission to the Jewish rulers and people : all his subsequent addresses were delivered to his disciples. 1 Malt. xxiii. 34 ? 36. plum Judaeis Ko.t cfov di- 2 Qui de Templo inter- citur rra. Schoettg...

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