Jesus and the Moneychangers
Today is Wednesday of Holy Week. Last Sunday was Palm Sunday, and we remembered Jesus riding into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey. Today I'd like to talk about what happened when he got to the temple. The scripture is Matthew 21:12-17, and I'm reading from the Contemporary English Version of the Bible.
Click on the money bag to see a famous painting from Luca Giordano.
It was painted in Italy in the 1670's. It's called "Expulsion of the Moneychangers from the Temple." It is on the State Hermitage Museum website.