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New Testament Notes

Christ Driving the Traders from the Temple

Christ Driving the Traders from the Temple. The episode is described in all four Gospels: St. Matthew (21:12-13), St. Mark (11:15-18), St. Luke (19:45-46), St. John (2:14-17). The Temple in Jerusalem was turned into a market place by money-changers and traders. Outraged Jesus made a whip of cords and drove them out of the Temple."... and he went into the temple and began to drive out those who bought and sold there. He upset the tables of the money-changers and the seats of the dealers in pigeons; and he would not allow anyone to carry goods through the temple court. Then he began to teach them, and said, 'Does not scripture say, "My house shell be called a house of prayer for all nations"? But you have made it a robbers' cave.' (Mark 11:15-17).
See: El Greco Christ Driving the Traders from the Temple. Christ Driving the Traders from the Temple.
Giotto Christ Purging the Temple.
Jan Sanders van Hemessen. Christ Driving Merchants from the Temple.
Jacob Jordaens. The Purification of the Temple.
Rembrandt. Christ Driving the Money-Changers from the Temple.

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