Jesus has made quite a stir in the outer courts of the Temple. He made a whip of cords to drive out some livestock and turned over some moneychanger’s tables.
|Jacob Jordaens’ “Jesus Drives Merchants from the Temple”|
|Francesco Hayez’s “Destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem”|
In other words, the time of the Temple was coming to an end and it would be replaced by something new: by Jesus himself. Let’s look at why the Temple is to be destroyed and then look at how Jesus replaces it.
|Diego Velazquez’s “Christ on the Cross”|