Jesus Teaches in the Temple
Jesus Speaking in the Treasury
The treasury was connected to the temple and contained donation chests labeled according to how the money was to be used. Tissotís depiction of this gathering in the forecourt of the treasury is convincingly realistic, especially in its focus on men.
illustration for 'The Life of Christ', c.1886-96 (gouache on paperboard), Tissot, James Jacques Joseph (1836-1902) Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, USA / The Bridgeman Art Library
“When a man believes in me, he does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me. 45When he looks at me, he sees the one who sent me. 46I have come into the world as a light, so that on one who believes in me should stay in darkness.
47”As for the person who hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge him. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save it. 48There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; that very word which I spoke will condem him at the last day. 49For I did not speak of my own accord, but the Father who sent me commanded me what to say and how to say it. 50I know that His command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say.”
37Each day Jesus was teaching at the temple, and each evening he went out to spend the night on the hill called the Mount of Olives, 38and all the people came early in the morning to hear him at the temple.