Hezekiah Reopens the Temple by T. C. Ducdale

Hezekiah Reopens the Temple, by T. C. Ducdale.  From the Ensign, March 1982, 81 (inside back cover)

Hezekiah Reopens the Temple, by T. C. Ducdale. From the Ensign, March 1982, 81 (inside back cover)

A friend of mine passed along this intriguing painting found in the Ensign of March 1982 (pg. 81, inside back cover).  It is entitled “Hezediah Reopens the Temple” by T. C. Ducdale.

It depicts the scene from 2 Chronicles 29 when King Hezekiah gathered together the Levites, told them to sanctify themselves, and commissioned them to cleanse the temple and restore it, and remove all idolatry from it.  When this was done, a celebration occurred in which burnt offerings were made on the altar, and different instruments were given to the Levites to make song and praise to the Lord.  All rejoiced.  The Levites are wearing the sacred garments prescribed to them for service in the temple (Ex. 28:39–40).  The High Priest also wore these same garments on the Day of Atonement, when he made an offering in the Holy of Holies (Lev. 16:4).

One Comment

  1. Eunice Robertson
    Posted July 17, 2009 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    I really enjoy these newsletters. I am always looking to gain more knowledge about and try to understand more about our religion. I find that the more we know and understand the easier it is for us to share it with others. I know that there is a lot we cannot or should not share with those who are not members, especially of what goes on in our temples, but the knowledge we possess still makes us stronger in our testimonies and able to stand for Him at all times and in all places. Thank you.

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