This pic shows an old coin - mint in the year 71 after Christ in ROM
It is a sestertius. 4 sestertius make 1 denar. 1 denar was the daily wage of a worker in that days. For one sestertius a man got in that days 2 main meals.
Occasation: the victory of the Roman Empire over the province Judea
It s a triumpf coin of the enemies from Juda .
In the avers is the protrait of Vespasianus the emperor of Rom from year 69 until 79 AC.The circumscription means: "IMPerator CAESar VESPASIANus AVGustus Pontifex Maximus TRibuncia Potestate Pater Patrae COnSul III" .This means: Emperator/ Kaiser/ Augustus / maximum priest /take the power of a tribun /father of fatherland/ become Consul for the 3. time (that is year 71 AC).
In the revers is to see Vespasian in conqueror pose- left hand a spear right a short sword, in midst a palm tree (symbol for Juda) and left a complaining woman (the defeated Juda). Circumscription: "JUDEA CAPTA" means : " Juda is captive"
"SC" means"senatus consultio" ="on the orders of the senate"
Its was told before from JESUS that the city of Jerusalem and the temple there shall be destroyed, because the Jews have rejected JESUS and HIS coming.
"..and as HE the city (Jerusalem) saw, HE wept over it, saying:"If you hadst known at least in this thy day the things which belongs unto thy peace! but now they are hid from your eyes. For days shall come upon you that your enemies shall a trench about thee and compas thee round and keep thee in on every side. and shall lay thee even with the ground; and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon upon another because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation."Lukas 19,41 ff.
First lesson from this coin:It is dangerous not to hear to obey on this what HE says, what HE will. HE brings all to pass on HIS people- the good if we obey and the bad if .....
"...these things (the history from Israel- here the coming out of Egypt-)were our (Christians) examples(!), to the intent we should not lust after evil things...neither be ye idolaters (serving nature gods on special times with adored trees and stones p. e.and take and give idols to special times...) neither let us commit fornication..." 1.Cor.10,6 ff.
But even more than 500 years before JESU coming on earth have the prophets Hesekiel and Jeremia spoken in the name of GOD that HE shall bring the dispersed people back to the land Isreal.
It gave 3 revolts of Judea against the Roman Occopation. The first was
from year 66 until 74 . Exact this coin was mint in this time. It was the begin of the dissipation of the Jewish people. The 3. revolte 132-135 AD brought the complete destruction and Jewish people must go out of Jerusalem and the province "Judea" was renamed in "Syrio- Palestine" to extinguish the memory that the poeple of Juda had lived there.
It took over 1812 years from 70 AC to 1882. when the first Jewish settlers come back to this land from persecution in Russia. And 1948 was the foundation of state Israel.It s fulfilled the word: "Look it will come days, says the ETERNAL , in which a human will no longer say: SO TRULY JAHWE LIVES; WHO HAD BROUGHT THE PEOLPE OF iSRAEL OUT OF EGYPT' but 'SO TRULY JAHWE LIVES WHO HAD BROUGHT THE SONS OF ISRAEL FROM THE NORTH AND FROM ALL THE LANDS IN WHICH I HAVE THEM DISPERSED.' AND I WILL BRING THEM BACK INTO THEIR LAND , THE LAND I HAVE GIVEN THEIR FOREFATHERS." Jeremia 16,14 f.
Second lesson from this coin:
SO THIS COIN WILL REMAIN US: EVEN WHEN IN HISTRORY IT SEEMS THAT THE ENEMY OF GOD COME TO HIS WILL,JESUS WILL HIS PROMISES FULFIL WHEN H I S TIME COMES.
ALSO WHEN GOD MUST JUDGE HIS PEOPLE BECAUSE THEIR SINS AND THERE IDOLSERVICE -HE FIND A WAY SOME TIME A HARD WAY TO COME TO HIS GOEL WITH HIS PEOPLE...
Third lession we find Hesekiel 36,19.23:
"And I (GOD) scattered them among the heathen, and they were dispersed through the countries: according to their way and according to their doings I judged them (the Jewish people look word 18 "blood shed and idolservice")...and I will sanctify MY great name,....AND THE HEATHEN SHALL KNOW THAT I AM THE LORD ( THE ETERNAL ONE), saith the LORD GOD, WHEN (!) I shall be sanctified in you (Jewish people) before their eyes. For I will take you (people of Israel) from among the heathen and gather you our of all countries and will bring you into your own land."
We - the people from all nations- shall see in the history of Israel -his destruction and his restoration- that JAHWE (the ETERNAL) is the only living GOD.