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R. Wischnitzer sought connections among Josephus’ textual content, Stimmer’s woodcuts, and Rembrandt’s print. She proposed that Rembrandt conscientiously learn the textual content of Acts for the interplay among the apostles and beggar, and studied the accompanying Stimmer woodcut for the temple, yet concluded that Josephus’ textual content performed no half the following, or maybe commonly in Rembrandt’s artwork. fifty five nevertheless F. Landsberger validated that Rembrandt studied the German textual content of Josephus in either The Antiquities of the Jews and The Wars of the Jews, which will reconstruct the Herodian temple, instead of the Solomonic constitution; the Herodian temple may were applicable for the early Christian period. Landsberger famous variety of information from Josephus’ description of the temple, pulled from 5 pages within the Stimmer variation, correspond to the structure of this print. fifty six this type of meticulous architectural reconstruction turns out out of retaining with Rembrandt’s different renditions of the temple. His interiors of the church within which Christ is preaching or provided are shadowy, cavernous buildings, and his exrembrandt ’ s bookshelf half iii one hundred sixty five fig. forty six – Rembrandt, Peter and John on the Temple Gate. Etching, 1659 terior perspectives express a centralized constitution; either should be loosely established upon the “new temple” within the Amico e-book approximately Jerusalem. particularly in all probability, the 1659 etching could have had a patron’s suggestion, which involved a extra actual depiction of the sequence of oblong Herodian courtyards open air the temple. it truly is most likely that Rembrandt consulted the Josephus for strange topics or editions of the biblical narrative. The episode of Rembrandt’s 1635 portray King Uzziah bothered with Leprosy looks in Josephus’ Antiquities, no longer the previous testomony [fig. 47]. fifty seven This topic, that can have served as a caution opposed to prideful acts that result in divine punishment, turns out inexplicable with no the passage ex- 166 rembrandt ’ s analyzing plaining the surprising disease befalling the king. Uzziah, king of 2 tribes of Jerusalem, accomplished victories over the Philistines, Egyptians, and different peoples. He rebuilt town of Jerusalem, and prospered. yet corrupted through satisfaction, he grew to become over excited by means of his luck. Prohibited from getting into the temple via the excessive priest in the course of a sacrifice, he grew to become offended and went into the sacred area besides. Following the captions, “Eyn grosser Erdbidem” [a nice Earthquake] and “Ozias wird Aussaetzig” [Uzziah grew to become Leprous], Josephus’ textual content continued:58 a good and violent Earthquake happened, from which the Temple turned sundered on the most sensible, and a scorching burning ray of the sunlight shone via upon the face of the king, from which he quickly grew to become leprous... however the monks quickly observed this, that the King was once struck in his face with leprosy, and have become unclean; they perceived that this used to be a judgment from God, they usually appeared him as one unclean, who needs to depart the town. Uzziah lived in exile for a time, and died quietly as a personal individual, with the dominion given over to his son Jonathan.