Jerusalem of Gold

“Put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city” - Isaiah 52:1

Story Behind the Art

This painting captures the ancient city of Jerusalem as the sun’s setting rays bathe the limestone walls in golden light. Viewed from the Mount of Olives, the Temple Mount rises above the Kidron Valley and stands sentinel over the ancient city. The golden Dome of the Rock sits on the spot where the Great Temple of Herod stood, where the Savior taught and ministered when in Jerusalem. The Holy City was the backdrop for the Savior’s final days in mortality and the scene of His suffering, death and resurrection from the grave. For the steadfast disciple of Christ the beauty of this hallowed city goes beyond its striking panorama’s and ageless edifices, to the the sacred events which happened here and changed the course of eternity for all mankind. - Mark Eastmond