"Antiochus III. (Coin)" — Morey, 1903

Antiochus

"Antiochus III. (Coin)" — Morey, 1903

"And after Antiochus had ravaged Egypt in the hundred and forty-third year, he returned and went up against Israel. And he went up to Jerusalem with a great multitude. And he proudly entered into the sanctuary, and took away the golden altar, and the candlestick of light, and all the vessels thereof, and the table of proposition, and the pouring vessels, and the vials, and the little mortars of gold, and the veil, and the crowns, and the golden ornament that was before the temple: and he broke them all in pieces." 1 Maccabees 1:21-23 DRA
<p>Illustration of Antiochus IV in the temple in Jerusalem. Engraving by William Colley Wrankmore.

Antiochus in the Temple

"And after Antiochus had ravaged Egypt in the hundred and forty-third year, he returned and went up…

Portrait of Antiochus IV from a large engraving of him looting the Jewish Temple. Engraving by William Colley Wrankmore.

Portrait of Antiochus

Portrait of Antiochus IV from a large engraving of him looting the Jewish Temple. Engraving by William…