Phoenicia, Tyre AR Shekel. RPC ; Rouvier The disciples, the crowds and even the Romans were unsettled by what had happened. The Romans thought they killed a dissident, yet he could not be found in his guarded tomb.
Everyone was talking about the man who suffered through an unusually cruel crucifixion. At Celeste Jones Mining, we like to give you a short review of what was happening in the world in the year that the shekel was made.
That means you can hold it in your hand and feel the reverberations from those Shekel of tyre dating after divorce that occurred so long ago. As this shekel was being produced at the Tyre mint, Pontius Pilate was being recalled to Rome and Herod Antipas was suffering defeat after defeat. He had recently divorced his wife, and some blamed his battle blues on that. The masses, however, loudly shouted that this was his punishment for taking the head of John the Baptist.
Stephen became very well thought of, for a Greek jew. He assumed a top leadership role in the Jewish community.
He was an amazing evangelist, bringing hundreds to the new religion of Jesus. Therefore he was a driven Christian with a totally unassailable faith. The jewish leaders began to physically see the shrinking numbers of jews in Jerusalem, as many had converted and were worshiping elsewhere with other new Christians.
Stephen was also preaching ideas that would further separate Judaism and Christianity. He made know to all, Jews and Christians, that worshiping, tithing and even visiting the temple was idolatry.
He likened the temple to the golden calf of the fleeing Israelites. He considered it an attempt by man to create or confine God. Many christians agreed with him and no massive churches or monuments were made by the Christian community for hundreds of years.
He was stoned to death for his Christian beliefs and radical interpretation of Jewish law. Also dying in Tyrian yearone day after Stephen was Apostle Nicanor, perhaps the second most important christian leader. Both deaths were violent and were a small part of a much larger christian persecution in Jerusalem that would claim the lives of 2, christians over two years. Tyrian Shekels were used by Jewish males to pay their voluntary annual Temple tax. Shekels of Tyre were the only coins that were accepted by the High Priests, thus resulting in large numbers of money changers, gathering around and up the Temple, exchanging local currencies for these Shekels.
A coin like this is the famous coin that Peter found in the mouth of the fish, allowing him to pay his tax, as well as the tax required of Jesus.
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