What Happened To The Golden Temple Menorah?

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  1. PhoenixV profile image64
    PhoenixVposted 6 years ago

    What Happened To The Golden Temple Menorah?

    What Happened To The Golden Temple Menorah?

  2. Attikos profile image78
    Attikosposted 6 years ago

    Titus took it as loot and shipped it off to Rome c. 70AD. There is a depiction of it on his triumphal arch there, being carried into the city. The Visigoths then looted it from Rome and took it to Carthage, from where it was captured by the Byzantines, carried to Constantinople, and reportedly returned to Jerusalem when that was part of their empire. It disappears then. Chances are it was once again taken from there by either the Persians or the Arabs in the seventh or eighth century and melted down as booty of war, but it's possible it was hidden, survived, and has never been found. No one knows. Or no one who's talking.

    This would be a good adventure for Indiana Jones. On the other hand, who cares? It was just another of Herod's prodigal conceits, and no one liked him or anything he did anyway.

    1. msorensson profile image69
      msorenssonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think it was melted....

    2. Attikos profile image78
      Attikosposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Beyond the fact it disappeared along with all the other riches of the city during the chaos of Byzantine imperial decline, and the assumption it probably suffered the same fate as the rest, I have no evidence one way or the other.

  3. MrMaranatha profile image79
    MrMaranathaposted 6 years ago

    Yes Sir.. it matters...  WHy?  How can you rebuild the temple without the Golden Menorah?  While some would just build a new one... others would feel the temple to be unofficial or somehow lacking without some of the real furniture to give it credibility. IN the days to come I think we are going to see some interesting events in the Holy Land...

    1. Attikos profile image78
      Attikosposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Herod had none of Solomon's furnishings when he built the 2nd Temple. Why would the accoutrements he had made new for it be considered essential for another reconstruction? They were not original to begin with.

    2. MrMaranatha profile image79
      MrMaranathaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It is a good point but people are nostalgic... You are right that it really does not matter much in reality.. but in thier minds it would add to the credibility somewhat... especially if the articles from the 1st temple were found somewhere...

  4. whonunuwho profile image74
    whonunuwhoposted 6 years ago

    It is supposed to have been hidden in the Vatican's storerooms in Rome and brought by Titus in 70 C.E.

 
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