Ruins of Ashkelon II

As was mentioned in the previous panel (Ruins of Ashkelon I) Ashkelon is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. It lies on the Mediterranean about an hour south of Tel Aviv. It is mentioned several times in the Bible, primarily as one of the five major cities of the Philistines. The ruins shown in this panel are all from Ashkelon, though the top three are from a Roman sarcophagus in another part of the city. The top three images are all images of conquest. Other photographs show Nike, the goddess of victory standing atop a globe supported by Atlas, and Venus and Cupid.

The text of Zephaniah 1:4 reads: “I will also stretch out mine hand upon Judah, and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and I will cut off the remnant of Baal from this place, and the name of the Chemarims with the priests.”

Size: 40 x 30 in.