Why Golgotha? Because of Aelia Capitolina

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Why Golgotha? Because of Aelia Capitolina

Post by Giuseppe » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:30 am

Golgotha = Place of skull. caput Oli—Capitolium

I had thought that the reference was to the Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus, found only in Rome (the place where the triumph of a Roman general ended usually).

But then I have realized that a Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus was built by Hadrian just in the place where there was the Jewish Temple, on Mount Zion.

So the triumph of Jesus happened just on the cross, i.e. just on the place of the apparent maximum triumph of the Pagan deities (=the rulers of this age).


But the Romans are adulated insofar it was a victory also on the old Jewish Temple. Not only on Paganism.
Nihil enim in speciem fallacius est quam prava religio. -Liv. xxxix. 16.

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Re: Why Golgotha? Because of Aelia Capitolina

Post by andrewcriddle » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:34 pm

It is doubtful whether Hadrian really built a pagan temple on the temple mount at Jerusalem.
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Re: Why Golgotha? Because of Aelia Capitolina

Post by Giuseppe » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:04 pm

If not on that Mount, surely on another place in Jerusalem. It would be curious the absence of a temple devoted to Jupiter Capitolinus in a city just called "Aelia Capitolina".
Nihil enim in speciem fallacius est quam prava religio. -Liv. xxxix. 16.

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