Sunday, November 15, 2009

Synagogue: Torah Shrine Paintings

The focal element in the room was the Torah Shrine in the western wall,
which faced Jerusalem. The paintings on the Shrine depict many narrative
scenes, including Moses leading the Hebrews out of Egypt and several others.

Worship of
the Golden Calf

Moses and the Exodus

Also the paintings showed important events of Jewish history such as the anointing of David as king, and the destruction of the Philistines temple by the Ark of the Covenant.

David Anointed King by Samuel

There are four large standing figures, Abraham,
uncertain figure, Moses, Ezra, in pairs at either side above the Torah shrine.

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