Rome in Bible History
A better knowledge of ancient Rome will help us to understand the circumstances under which Jesus preached and the climate that prevailed as his early followers spread Christianity throughout the then-known world.
- Capitolini Museum and Forum Romanum - Rome, Italy
- 1.5 hours
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The Roman Empire ruled at the time that Christianity began. Rome was the largest and politically-speaking, the most important city in the then-known world. A better knowledge of ancient Rome will help us to understand the circumstances under which Jesus preached and the climate that prevailed as his early followers spread Christianity throughout the then-known world.
In what kind of world did the early Christians live? What do we know about the early Roman congregation? Why was it inappropriate for Christians to frequent Roman theaters and amphitheaters? To what does the Arch of Titus continue to testify, and how?About the museum/location:
Located in the heart of the city, the Capitoline Museums is a single museum containing a group of art and archaeological museums on top of the Capitoline Hill in Rome, Italy. The museums’ collection offers an impressive collection of Roman paintings and sculptures inscriptions, and other artifacts. The main buildings faced the Ancient Roman Forum, from which a road led up the hill to the Temple of Jupiter, the most important and imposing temple in Rome.
Forum Romanum (Roman Forum) was the center of political, commercial and judicial life in ancient Rome. It was the location of important religious, political and social activities. The Roman Forum, the heart of ancient Rome, is one of the most famous tourist sites in the world and was home to many of the ancient city’s most impressive temples and monuments.
Arch of Titus – The Arch of Titus has two large reliefs depicting a well-known historical event - the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 C.E. Inside the arch we can see scenes of the triumphal procession, with Jewish captives and sacred furnishings from the temple on parade.