Hezekiah Reopens the Temple by T. C. Ducdale
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).